Napoli contact Ivan Rakitic for a summer transfer

The coronavirus threat has brought a cloud of uncertainty over most of the clubs. The financial constraints suggest that a lot of fringe players may jump ships towards the end of the season. A lot of traction is expected once the transfer window opens. One of the teams, which is the midst of the action, is Barcelona. After rumors on Antonio Griezmann and Lautaro Martinez, new rumors have surfaced about the star midfielder for the team, Ivan Rakitic.

According to reports, Rakitic may be a subject of the latest transfer speculation from the Barcelona side. The Croatian star player had a troubled year but still commanded a place for himself in the squad.

Italy shows interests over Ivan Rakitic:

The clubs in Italy have shown an ample amount of interest for the playmaker. The World Cup finalist grabbed the headlines after both the San Siro side, AC Milan and Inter Milan started a verbal transfer battle over Rakitic.

Ivan Rakitic had an average season for Barcelona and started only ten games for the La Liga side. However, his value and qualities cannot be debated as he made an appearance in 31 games and was in the Match Day squad for most of the games.

The latest club to have shown interest in the Croatian international is Napoli. Napoli have struggled for quality played in the middle of the park for some time now, and their midfield is shouting out for a replacement since the departure of Jorginho.

The current contract of Ivan Rakitic runs till June 2021, and the speculation of a transfer has caught the light. The manager of the Barcelona unit Setien recently took to press to report that Rakitic has not demanded a transfer yet. However, the Spanish club has been linked with Fabian Ruiz of Napoli. If Barcelona’s chase for Ruiz catches speed, then Rakitic could head to Napoli.

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