Rakitic plays down Barcelona exit

The future of Ivan Rakitic has been an uncertain one. 

He has been one of the better midfielders in Barcelona in the last five years. However, with age his influence on the team has waned. 

He is now in all probability surplus to requirements. They have Arthur Melo, Sergio Busqets, Ivan Rakitic, Frenkie de Jong and Rakitic has fallen down the pecking order. 

There is interest from other clubs including his old one Sevilla. However, Rakitic has calmed down claims that a move is on the cards. 

“I’ve got used to it a bit,” he told Sky Sport in Germany. “I’ve been here six years now, so I’ve had six years of this sort of thing.

“I have to try to understand it, to remember that football is not just a sport. There is a bit more to it. We know that, we have to try to understand it, you have a laugh about it sometimes.

“The main thing is that I feel good and I am getting good feedback from the head coach and the club.

“I’ve still got a contract. When I sign a contract, I always intend to fulfil it, and if that cannot happen for any reason, then we’ll sit down together and talk about it.

“But for the moment, I am very happy here and I am thinking about other stuff.”

Do you think he will leave?

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