Barcelona star close in on joining French heavyweights

    According to the shock reports from Spain, Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic is on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain after reaching a verbal agreement with the French giants.

    The Spanish news outlet, Mundo Deportivo, the Croatia international has already started looking to sell his house in Barcelona and has already registered his daughter in a boarding school in the French capital.

    The Parisians have allegedly accepted to meet Blaugrana’s €95m asking-price after convincing the reigning La Liga champions to overlook Rakitic’s €125m release clause.

    With Thomas Tuchel midfield options narrowed down to Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot, whose future at Parc des Princes still hangs in the balance, the German expert has been trying to add some quality and depth to his roster for quite some time.

    Meanwhile, the 30-year-old playmaker has been one of Ernesto Valverde’s most reliable midfielders over the past year and a half, along with Sergio Busquets.

    However, as things stand, former Athletic Bilbao head coach will have to go in search of a reliable substitute to the ex-Sevilla man.


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