Ivan Rakitic lives the first full preseason with Sevilla, as he returned to Nervión last season when there was not much left for the start of LaLiga 2020-21. A year earlier, the Croatian revealed to 24sata, he had the opportunity to go to Turin: “In the summer of 2019, Cristiano called me personally to go to Juventus. He told me that the club loved me too, but the operation was not done because Barcelona asked for 50 million. It was too expensive. “
Interestingly, just a year later Rakitic returned to the Sánchez-Pizjuán in exchange for just 1.5 million more variables. In an interview with Bleacher Report in February 2020, a few months before leaving Barcelona, Ivan had acknowledged that he “would like” to play with the Portuguese star one day. “It is also one of the greatest in history. You really enjoy watching it. and what he’s doing at Juventus … For me, he’s one of the best ever. “
By the way the Croatian footballer has shown his solidarity by donating the boots with which he scored the decisive penalty in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, against the host. This is the Recreational Quarter humanitarian sporting event and the starting price of the sevillista’s boots is 5,000 Croatian kuna, about 700 euros.