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'I am not a sack of potatoes' Barca star Rakitic says he'll decide future

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Ivan Rakitic said he wants to feel valued as the Barcelona and Croatia star discussed his future.
FotMob - over 1 year ago

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic said he is not a "sack of potatoes" as he asked for respect amid doubts over his future at the LaLiga champions.

Rakitic continues to be linked with a move away from Barca, having reportedly attracted interest from Juventus, Inter, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain previously.

The 32-year-old's future at Camp Nou is far from certain and the Croatia international addressed his situation.

"I am not a sack of potatoes," Rakitic told Mundo Deportivo, with the full interview set to be published on Monday.

"I will decide my future. I want to be where I am valued.

"If it is here, delighted, and if not, it will be where I decide."

Veteran star Rakitic joined Barca from Spanish rivals Sevilla in 2014.

Since arriving, Rakitic has won four LaLiga titles and the Champions League among other pieces of silverware.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic bringing LaLiga and major sporting competitions to a standstill, Rakitic had made 31 appearances across all competitions for Barca this season.