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Rakitic: “I’m not in Barcelona to enjoy the beach”

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Ivan Rakitic warns if he doesn’t get more game time at Barcelona, he might seek to leave the club anytime soon.

He has been linked with Italian Juventus and Inter Milan but Maurizio Sarri’s side are closer to sign him.

“I don’t know what will happen now,” the Croatian said. “It’s tough because I want to play and not just be part of the team. I will do everything possible to change my situation. I have two years left on my deal and there’s no better place to play than Barcelona, the best club in the world, but I need to play and not just enjoy walks around the city and the beach. I spoke with people at the club, everyone knew I had other options. I want to fight so that the team see me ready to deliver on the pitch.“

Rakitic joined Blaugranas in 2014 from Sevilla and since has played 274 games and netted 34 goals. With Barcelona, he has won four La Liga and Copa del Rey titles and became a Champions League winner in 2015.

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