IVAN RAKITIC has rejected the prospect to affix Paris Saint-Germain change following a “few days of reflection”.
The Ligue 1 giants had been plotting a mega-money transfer for the Croatian, however Rakitic, 30, revealed he cannot think about ever leaving the Nou Camp.
Bayern Munich had additionally expressed curiosity within the World Cup-finalist this summer season, however the supremo has revealed he will not be going wherever.
Rakitic mentioned: “I’m staying at Barcelona. There have been a couple of days of reflection.
“It is a privilege to defend this badge. I hope I can maintain doing so for a few years.
“Nothing particular satisfied me to remain, that is the most effective membership on this planet.”
The information will come as a significant increase for boss Ernesto Valverde – who’d earlier expressed his need for Rakitic to remain at Barca.
Valverde had claimed: “He’s a elementary participant for us and I’m relying on him attributable to what he does for us, the significance he had for the crew final season was clear.
“I hope that he stays right here. I wish to have the most effective gamers right here and he is among the finest.
“He is aware of how we play, he’s built-in into the crew and the membership.”