Despite recent promises that he always fulfills his club contracts, Ivan Rakitic has confirmed that although Barcelona is his prime priority, he has never closed the door to significant changes.
Atletico Madrid and Seville both have an interest in signing the Croatian media club, but a fiscal package that will satisfy the Catalan club seems unlikely for either club to put together.
“What I want is to think about Barcelona, but I’ve never closed the door to big changes,” Rakitic explained in an interview with Cope and Radio MARCA.
“If Lautaro has to come, I’ll be delighted, but I don’t have anything to do with it. When we sign a contract, it’s with the idea of fulfilling it, also with the idea I want to play, but I’m calm.”
Although the former Schalke player has been open about his allegiance to Barcelona, he has been forced to deal with a whole host of rumors that the Blaugrana would like to sell him, and it’s fair to say he feels a bit unfairly treated by the lack of contact with the club.
“I would have liked somebody from the club to come out publicly at some point and say that Rakitic was staying, just to end the rumors,” he confirmed.
“Barcelona’s president Bartomeu said nothing to me, we didn’t speak. Maybe he ‘s listening to us today and will call me tomorrow.
Sooner or later, we are going to stay in Seville, almost definitely,” he declared.