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Barcelona look to ship Rakitic back to Sevilla

Ivan Rakitic, Sevilla
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Barcelona are reportedly assessing the possibility of shipping out Ivan Rakitic back to Sevilla, as part of their summer revolution.

Barcelona will undergo major changes in the summer following an underwhelming season, and Rakitic could fall victim to a mass clearout.

Despite being a faithful servant for six years now, the 32-year-old midfielder has been deemed surplus to requirements after producing a disappointing season.

Rakitic has found himself in the same bracket with 12 other players the Catalans have put on the market in order to cut the wage bill in the coming months.

According to the Spanish publication, Mundo Deporitvo, Sevilla could offer the Croat an escape route from the Camp Nou, with €10million offer said to be sufficient to get the deal over the line.

Rakitic spent wonderful three years in Andalusia before joining Barcelona in 2014 and could be favoring a return to the place where his Spanish adventure actually started.

Sevilla can also offer the ex-Basel graduate regular first-team action and the prospect of playing a pivotal role in their Champions League quest next season.

Los Rojiblancos sealed an automatic qualification to Europe’s elite club competitions after finishing fourth in La Liga this term.