Ivan Rakitic likes the idea of playing with Cristiano Ronaldo having already played alongside the “amazing” Lionel Messi.
Ivan Rakitic has been continuously linked with the Barcelona exit. He became a peripheral player under former boss Ernesto Valverde but has seen a little more action under Quique Setien.
Having been at Barca since his 2014 transfer from Sevilla, the Croatian has enjoyed the privilege of playing alongside Lionel Messi.
An experience he quite simply describes as “incredible.”
Speaking to Bleacher Report, he holds the Argentine in the highest regard.
“It’s amazing to play with him – he’s special.”
“There have been great players in every era, but I’m sure he’s been the best in the last 15 years.”
“In my opinion, I think he’s the best of all time.”
“Being with him for six years has been incredible.”
Juventus have been one of the favorites to acquire Rakitic if he leaves Barcelona. This is something the player would not mind at all.
So when asked about the opportunity to play alongside another great, Ronaldo, he added:
“Of course I would. He is also one of the greatest players in history.”
“You enjoy watching him play and he’s doing well at Juventus.”
It didn’t happen this winter.
But if he doesn’t figure in the Catalonians long-term plans next season, this summer he may make the switch to play with Ronaldo.