Sevilla re-sign Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona

The Croatian midfielder has confirmed his move away from Camp Nou to rejoin Sevilla.

Ivan Rakitic has signed a four-year deal with former club Sevilla FC for an initial fee of €1.5 million.

The midfielder played 310 games for the Blaugrana since his arrival from Sevilla in 2014 and went onto score 35 goals and 42 assists for the club.

During his six-year spell at Camp Nou, the midfielder won four league titles, four Copa del Rey trophies, and the Champions League. 

In the 2019/20 season, his game-time noticeably reduced following the arrival of Frenkie de Jong last summer from Ajax but he still managed to play 39 games last season.

He was one of the players that new coach Ronald Koeman said was surplus in his plans for the future.

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Barca released an official statement on their website which reads: “FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Rakitic for his commitment and dedication and wishes him good luck and success in the future.

“Versatile, hard-working and with a good vision of the game, he ends his career as a Barca player with 310 games, in which he has made 40 assists and 36 goals.

“This Wednesday, September 2, starting at 11am, the farewell ceremony and subsequent telematic press conference of the player will take place.”

Rakitic spent four years in Sevilla before joining Barca scoring 32 goals and 41 assists in 149 games and also captained Sevilla to Europa League success in 2014.

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