Ivan Rakitic has confirmed that he is not going to another club this summer despite “linking him away from Nou’camp in this transfer window.
Paris Saint-Germain have been strongly linked with a move for the midfielder, who helped Croatia reach the final of the 2018 World Cup with a string of impressive performances.
Rakitic was said to be considering his future at Camp Nou, but the 30-year-old has now revealed that he will be staying with the Spanish champions.
“I have had a few days to reflect a little, talk over different things, I have had four fantastic years here and I would like to stay here a long time,”
Marca quotes Rakitic as saying.
“To be part of the best club in the world is as good as it gets. I speak with my wife and my representative Arturo, and there is no place where I would be better off.
“There were several clubs that enquired about me. We spoke about everything and now the decision is final. The most important thing is that I want to be here, I feel privileged to be in the best club in the world.”
Rakitic helped Barcelona record a 1-0 win away to Real Valladolid in La Liga on Saturday night.