Barcelona have announced a deal with Sevilla for Ivan Rakitic.
The Croatian midfielder has signed a 5-year contract with the Catalan giants, in a deal which also sees Denis Suarez move to Sevilla on a 2-year loan.
26-year-old Ivan Rakitic arrives at the Camp Nou after impressing for three seasons with Sevilla. He has done nothing but improve in his time at the Sánchez Pizjuán, becoming the team’s main central playmaker and captain, leading them to the Europa League title in the 2013/14 season.
Last season, manager Unai Emery usually played him as a central midfielder, and in his finest campaign to date, he made 59 official appearances and scored 15 goals.
Rakitic is also one of the stars of the Croatian national team that is currently in Brazil playing at the World Cup.