Manchester United have been interested in signing Croatian international and Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic for quite some time.
The Red Devils were snubbed in the summer transfer window. Moreover, last month, there were reports suggesting that the former Sevilla star wants to sign a new contract with the Catalan giants (The Sun via Mundo Deportivo).
However, as per the latest reports going on in the media, things have changed for the 28-year-old midfielder and Mourinho now has the chance to finally secure his signature.
According to Spanish source Marca, the reigning La Liga champions want to renew Messi’s contract, for that they are prepared to sell four players and one of them is Rakitic.
The (The Sun) £110,000-a-week ($138,000-a-week) star is a versatile talent, who can play anywhere in the midfield.
He has been a key member of Luis Enrique’s squad since joining the club, however, this season, he has not been fantastic.
In 26 games, the Croat has only scored 3 goals and provided 1 assist in the current campaign. Nevertheless, he is a top quality player who will improve Man United’s midfield.