Man United continue to push for Barça midfielder Rakitic
Man United remain hopeful of signing Ivan Rakitic this summer. According to The Express on Wednesday, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the F.C Barcelona midfielder one of his top targets at the club look to regain their weight in the Premier League. He has requested that the club’s proprietors go hard and fast for the Croatian.
United’s interest in Rakitic is not new. Months ago, the Barça man was an option for the English club as the Catalans looked set to entertain offers for him. Solskjaer needs to manufacture a group with youthful players yet he is additionally enthused about including some involvement. At 31 and with five years at Camp Nou, Rakitic fits that profile.
Rakitic would be a replacement for Ander Herrera, who’s going to Paris Saint-Germain, while Juan Mata could also leave the club with his contract at Old Trafford expiring. Paul Pogba’s future is likewise unsure with the Frenchman enticed to leave given the enthusiasm from Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane.