Rakitic hits out at Barcelona


Ivan Rakitic has expressed his unhappiness with FC Barcelona with the way his situation at the club has been handled after falling down the pecking order.

Following the arrival of Frenki de Jong and the emergence of Arthur over the last year, the Croatian has seen game time drop significantly this season.

As a result of the limited starts, Rakitic has been linked with Manchester United and Juventus in the past couple of months but ended staying at the Camp Nou.

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"There have been several things that I did not like," Rakitic said, as per AS. "I say it very clearly.

"We know there are people who make decisions but here we are not to laugh or enjoy.

"In the end, the best thing for the club has to be what is good. We must accept not to understand some things."

Surprisingly, the 31-year-old returned to the starting line-up as the Catalan giants defeated Levante 2-1 on Sunday evening.