Manchester United planning £48m raid for star midfielder

Manchester United are reportedly planning a £48m raid for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign the Croatian this summer to replace Ander Herrera. Although Barcelona will want £55million, according to respected journalist Duncan Castles in the Daily Record . In his five years at Barcelona, Rakitic has played more than 50 games each season, missing just nine matches through illness or injury during that time. Despite his peak physical condition, at the age of 31, his transfer value is only going to go down, so it’s the right time for Barcelona to sell.

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