The Croatian midfielder will rejoin Sevilla, from FC Barcelona for a 4 year deal,where he won the UEFA Europa cup in 2014 just before joining the Catalan giants. Rakitic,who weared number 4 jersey in blaugrana colours won every possible club trophies in his six years spell with the club.
The Swiss born Croatian midfielder got straight to the Barca starting XI in his first season and had been integral part of the Treble winning squad in 2015. He has 36 goals and 36 assists in his name including a goal in Champions League Final goal against Juventus in Berlin. He was just superb,flawless and it’s still mesmerizing to remember how he played in midfield in his first few years with the club.
Ivan is leaving the club after 310 games,which makes him to become the foreigner with the fourth most appearances ever for Barça, only topped by Leo Messi, Dani Alves and Javier Mascherano, and has the most appearances of all for a European foreigner.
The 32 year old midfielder won 13 trophies with Barcelona despite having fluctuations in his performances in final years with the club. Nevertheless,his contribution and commitment towards this beautiful badge will live for forever. Gracias Ivan and Good Luck to your next journey!