Sevilla have confirmed the return of former Ivan Rakitic, six years after the Croatian midfielder traded Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for Camp Nou and Barcelona.
Barcelona have announced the departure of midfielder Ivan Rakitic to former club Sevilla for just £1.3million
The 32-year-old had been earmarked as a player that could be moved on this summer in the wake of the club’s 8-2 mauling by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the club planning an overhaul by selling several first team stars.
Rakitic has signed a four-year deal with the Andalusian side, who he left to join Barca for £18m in 2014. The deal could rise to £8m with bonuses.
Rakitic played 310 times for the Spanish giants, scoring 36 goals and winning nine major trophies – including four LaLiga titles and the Champions League.