Valverde stands against Rakitic exit - Gazzetta dello Sport
- The Croatian is linked with a move to PSG.
- However, Barca boss still relies on the midfielder and wants to see him in the first team.
- Earlier, Ernesto didn't exclude the 32-year-old's departure.
Ernesto Valverde still has his own intentions for Ivan Rakitic, as per Gazzetta dello Sport.
The coach is reportedly unhappy with the advancement in the talks between Ivan and PSG, however, his opinion will unlikely play any major role as Barcelona are determined to bring Neymar back by any means.
Ivan Rakitic's last season stats
Earlier on, however, Valverde didn't exclude the Croatian's exit and told that only time would tell whether it would happen or not.
Still, the negotiations between the Parisians and Rakitic seem to be really advanced. The 32-year-old will thus act as one of the exchange players in Neymar deal.
The player and his entourage supposedly haven't considered a move to Paris yet, however, it remains a visible option. Moreover, the Croatian's agent is working with two PSG players, Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera.
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