- Barcelona and Ivan Rakitic are both considering PSG’s approach for the player
- The decision is likely to come on Monday, with the negotiations set to continue over the weekend
The Latest Barcelona Transfer News coming will not appease the club’s supporters as midfield general Ivan Rakitic is said to have made up his mind to leave Camp Nou and move to Paris Saint-Germain in the coming few days. The French champions are also willing to make a considerable investment in the player and make him a key player in their new project under Thomas Tuchel.
Spanish publication Sport has reported that Monday will be crucial day in negotiations between the two clubs as PSG have already initiated formal conversations with regard to signing Rakitic.
PSG interest forces a change of heart for Rakitic
Rakitic, after coming back from a successful World Cup campaign with Croatia, had the sole intention of staying at Barcelona but PSG’s recent interest has changed the player’s heart as he has been forced to evaluate their offer which will give him a substantial rise in salary.
It has also been suggested as a part of this Ivan Rakitic Transfer News that he will be in a position to give a green light to Paris or stay back at Camp Nou, where he continues to be an important player for manager Ernesto Valverde.
PSG have been able to turn Rakitic’s head as he has been promised a starring role in their first-team squad and can also take his game to an even higher level while playing alongside the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. At Barcelona, the midfield maestro does a lot of work which is often pushed under the radar but the situation will be different in Ligue 1.
Further, at 30 years of age, Rakitic is unlikely to get an opportunity to earn the kind of money on offer at PSG. The astronomical monetary terms on offer in Paris are much higher as compared to his present weekly wage. Also, the player has already won and achieved a lot during his time at Camp Nou and is tempted by the idea of taking up a fresh challenge at this stage of his career.
Selling Rakitic beneficial for Barcelona?
If Rakitic is indeed sold, Barcelona also stand a chance of benefitting immensely from the deal as their books will be boosted by the massive incoming of funds. The club is in no mood to let the Croatian leave but have also acknowledged the fact that PSG’s offer might be too good to turn down.
If an offer in the region of €90 million comes in and Rakitic agrees to the move, Barcelona will most likely to give a go-ahead to the deal. The player remains an important figure for Valverde but Barca have brought in Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo to reinforce their midfield and also have the option of going back to the transfer market until August 31.
As of now, Rakitic has asked for some time to ponder on the move and the PSG bosses are waiting patiently. If he assures them of his commitment to a change of scenery, a formal offer will be submitted and the ball will then be in Barcelona’s court. The negotiations will continue this weekend and Monday will be a decisive day in this Ivan Rakitic Transfer News.
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