Rakitić Inks New Deal With Barca Until 2021
March 10, 2017
Ivan Rakitić has extended his stay in Barcelona, signing an extension with the Catalan club until 2021, SkySports reported. The Croatian midfielder signed the new contract on Friday, March 10th, which marked his 29th birthday. It looked as if Barcelona were a sinking ship only weeks ago when they were all but out of Champions League with a 4-0 first leg loss to PSG and being a handful of points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Now Barcelona look primed to not just make a run at the Champions League title after a miraculous 6-1 second leg comeback versus PSG, but the European treble as the La Liga and Copa del Rey titles are still in sight.
How much does Barca love Rakitić? They attached a €125 million buyout clause in the Rakitić contract. Many supporters believed Barcelona management would possibly blow up the team seeing Rakitić move to Bayern Munich or Juventus, but the former Sevilla captain is staying in Spain.
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