The Premier League giants Manchester United are being linked with a surprise summer move for Barcelona creative midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
According to reports from Spanish media, as quoted by Italian tabloid Calciomercato, the Red Devils are interested in a shock swoop for the Croatian central midfielder as they aim to bolster their variants in the middle.
The Red Devils have been linked with a host of central midfielders, including Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos and SS Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and the latest name to be touted with a switch to Old Trafford is Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic.
After all, Manchester United are not alone in their admiration of the experienced central midfielder. If reports are to be believed, Italian giants Juventus are also considering a summer move for Ivan Rakitic upcoming summer transfer window.
Rakitic remains an extremely important player for Ernesto Valverde’s side, though, and with his deal still running until 2021 at Camp Nou, a big price is likely to be required to convince Blaugrana to sell.
The 30-year-old Croatia international has started 27 La Liga games for his side current season.