Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic apparently planned to leave Camp Nou in the winter transfer window in January. Unfortunately, the player claims there are elements in Barcelona who don’t want that to happen.
Since the beginning of this season, the 30-year-old figure has indeed been rumored to be leaving Barcelona. This concerns the minutes of play that he got at Camp Nou. Rakitic rarely gets a chance to play, one of the reasons is the arrival of Frenkie De Jong.
Automatically, when the winter transfer window opens, Rakitic is believed to be ready to leave. The Croatian player is rumored to be the target of a number of top European clubs. But until the transfer market is closed, he is still staying at Camp Nou.
Talking about this, the player admitted that he really planned to leave Barcelona. He also looked annoyed with the management of the club, which seemed to hinder his departure from Camp Nou.
“There are some things in this club that I don’t like. We know that there are some people who make decisions at this club. But on the other hand, we did not laugh or enjoy the decisions they made. ”
“In the end they argued that this was in the interest of Barcelona. We must accept that we cannot understand everything they decide.” said Rakitic as quoted by Goal International.
However, Rakitic was reluctant to admit that he was upset and disappointed. At the moment he just wants to move on, staring at the focus of performance on the pitch to help the club reach its target at the end of the season.
“In my opinion, it’s not right to talk about my feelings. Everything has happened, and I have opened a new page so that I don’t have to look back. I just need to work my best and be an important part of this team. I want my colleagues, coaches and fans to be able to rely on me. “He said.
Rakitic may indeed still be needed by Barcelona’s brand-new coach, Quique Setien. The 30-year-old midfielder was brought down from the first minute until the game ended, when the Catalan giants won 2-1 over Levante last weekend.