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Ivan Rakitic renews deal with Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic

The Croatia international signed a new contract on Thursday tying himself with the club until 2021.

Rakitic put all rumours regarding his departure to Manchester City to rest, as the new deal includes a   €125 million buyout clause.

And the 28-year-old had no intention of leaving the Spanish giants in the first place.

“I want to sit down with the club because I want to renew my contract and stay here for many years.”, said Rakitic in January.

Ivan Rakitic got Luis Enriques approval to start against PSG, which resulted a dramatic victory for the Blaugrana.