Monkey and Sevilla have my phone number, Rakitic said

  • Ivan Rakitic says he has a phone number after the Sevilla sports director Manchi, who signed him at 25, has indicated he will return to the club.

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Modified April 13, 2020, 17:24 IST

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Barcelona midfielder Evan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic has said that he has a “special affection” for Sevilla, suggesting that Estadio Ramমনn Sচnchez will be able to bring Pizzuan back in the midst of uncertainty about his future in Barcelona.

The 42-year-old midfielder spent three-and-a-half years in Sevilla before switching to 18 million at Camp Nou on June 25.

His Barcelona contract expires at the end of the 2020-2 season, and Manchester United, Juventus, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain have all joined the Croatia international.

Rakitic has started just five laps for the Bluegrass this season, and in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, he suggested that he be open to re-joining Sevilla.

“I’ve always said that wearing this shirt again would be a great dream,” Rakitic said.

“Everyone knows it, but whether I want it or not it’s not my own decision.

“There are other factors involved.”

Rakitic joined Sevilla on January 27 to transfer $ 2.5 million from Schalke – a move led by Manchester’s sports director Manchi.

Referring to the strength of his connection to the club, where he won the Europa League 20-2, Rakitic says he still has a family in Seville and jokingly said he did not receive a phone call from Manchi at the age of 32 on March 10.

“Everyone in Manchi and Seville have my phone number They They still haven’t called me and recently it was my birthday,” said Rakitic.

“I have a special affection for Seville, and right here in town – I have a family there.”

Published April 13, 2020, 17:24 IST

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