Barcelona Star Keen On Liverpool Move As Klopp Plots Audacious Swoop
Liverpool are plotting an audacious swoop for Ivan Rakitic and the Barcelona midfielder is keen on the idea of moving to Anfield this summer
The transfer window is closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Ivan Rakitic is linked with Liverpool….
Liverpool are plotting an audacious swoop for Ivan Rakitic and the Barcelona midfielder is keen on the idea of moving to Anfield this summer, according to reports in Spain via the Mirror.
Rakitic made his name as a top class midfielder during a three-year spell at Sevilla where he lifted the Europa League before earning a move to Barcelona in the summer of 2014.
The Croatian international has continued to enhance his reputation with the Catalan giants as he’s helped win a whole host of honours including 2 La Liga titles and the Champions League.
The 29-year-old is currently an important part of Ernesto Valverde’s starting eleven but the expected arrival of Arthur from Gremio is set to see him fall down the pecking order.
There are reports that Philippe Coutinho will also drop back in to a deeper midfield role if Antoine Griezmann joins Barca from Atletico Madrid which would further limit Rakitic’s playing time next season.
It’s led to speculation over the midfielders future and the Mirror are citing reports from Don Balon that claim Liverpool are keen to offer Rakitic a new challenge in the Premier League.
The Spanish publication says Jurgen Klopp is prepared to spend big to land the Croatian star and Rakitic is believed to be keen on the idea of moving to Merseyside if it’s made clear his playing time will be limited at Barca.
Klopp is expected to be in the market for another central midfielder this summer amid on-going doubts over the future of Emre Can – who’s tipped to join Juventus when his contract expires in June.
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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months but I think Rakitic would be a superb signing for Liverpool if they were somehow able to pull it off this summer.
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