Manchester United In “Pole Position” To Sign Ivan Rakitic

Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring their fifth goal.

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Manchester United are in desperate need to sign some midfield reinforcements ahead of the new season.

Ander Herrera has already parted ways with the club on a free transfer, and Paul Pogba is expected to complete a big-money move to Real Madrid as well.

The Red Devils currently face a shortage of players in the middle of the park, but they have been linked with prospective moves for numerous central midfielders.

Now, according to reports coming in from Spain, they could be on the verge of recruiting a star player from Barcelona.

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According to Sport, the Mancunian giants are in “pole position” to secure the services of Ivan Rakitic.

The Croatian international supposedly attended a festival in Seville a mere day after their humiliating Champions League defeat against Liverpool, which appears to have gone down badly at the Catalan outfit.

Therefore, many wouldn’t mind seeing the player make his exit, especially with younger talents expected to arrive this summer.

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However, the La Liga champions will supposedly demand around €55 million for the 31-year-old, as he still has two years left on his current contract.

Inter Milan have also expressed interest in the former Sevilla man, but the source suggests that Rakitic “seems to be heading for the Premier League“.

Could Manchester United end up being the World Cup finalist’s next destination?

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