- Manchester United are said to have been given the green light to sign Ivan Rakitic
- Ernesto Valverde who is the coach of Barcelona reportedly approved the deal
- Ivan Rakitic is under contract with Spanish champions Barcelona until 2021
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has reportedly given Premier League giants Manchester United the green light to sign attacking midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be interested in the signing of Rakitic so as for him to replace Ander Herrera.
And according to the latest report by Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona gaffer is ready to allow the Croatia international to join Manchester United this summer.
Rakitic has been a huge hit at Barcelona since he joined the Catalan giants in 2014 winning four La Liga titles and the Champions League.
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Although Ivan Rakitic is contracted at Barcelona until 2021, but the Spanish champions are said to have listed him among the players who should leave the club.
Philippe Coutinho is also among these players following his unimpressive performance in the Champions League encounter against Liverpool.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi reportedly told Barcelona to trade two players to help fund the club in the summer transfer window.
Barcelona captain is still not happy as La Blaugrana crashed out of the Champions League following their semi final second leg 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
The La Liga champions threw away a 3-0 first leg lead at the Camp Nou to miraculously lose 4-0 to lose 4-3 on aggregate.
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