Sport - Valverde still considers Rakitic important but with no contract, he'll leave. Wife pushes to go to city of Milan, not London or Manchester
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona coach Valverde still considers Ivan Rakitic to be a huge part of his plan not only for this season but also in the future. The testimony of this is the 2824 minutes played so far by the Croatian national.
However, it is also being reported that if the Catalan club does not recognized him with a new contract, as promised by president Bertomeu, then Rakitic is determined to leave the club. Furthermore, his wife will play an important role in the player’s decision. Raquel Mauri loves the city of Milan, much more than Manchester or London.