Lionel Messi Branded A ‘Betrayer’ By Ivan Rakitic Amid Future


Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has purportedly alluded to Lionel Messi as a traitor as his future stay dubious at the club.

The Croatian has been connected with a move far from Camp Nou this mid year following the Catalans disillusioning ouster from this season Champions League title.

Read: Neymar Demands £1.2m A Week To Join Real Madrid.

Rakitic scored five goals and eight assists in all competitions for coach Ernesto Valverde’s side but that might not be enough to keep him at the club beyond this summer.

The 31-year-old joined Barca from Sevilla in 2014, and could bring his multi year rule at the Catalan club to an end.

The 31-year-old was accepted to have told his comrade Luka Modric that Barca would be in a greatly improved state if Messi halted his unending nose jabbing.

Messi is accepted to have a major say in what players the club sign just as the ones to be sold at a specific period.

Read: Messi Reveals 2 Players Barcelona Should Sell.

He additionally gives guidance on group determination. Valverde is required to spruce up his squad with new faces this late spring with any semblance of Antoine Griezmann and Matthijs de Ligt connected with huge cash moves.

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong will be the first player to arrive Camp Nou this during the transfer window period.

Furthermore, Rakitic trusts that Messi constrained the club to sign the 22-year-old and needs him to play consistently next season in his position.

He has anyway revealed to Spanish publication, Mundo Deportivo that he doesn’t know where the information exuded from: “I can’t clarify where this information originates from.

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“I have great respect for all the teams, and Inter is a very important club that I faced this year in the Champions League.

“Some of my national team team-mates play for them, but I am right now where I want to be.

“If they are thinking of me, it is because my performances are positive, but I am happy at Barcelona. My family is also very well and I have no other thoughts.”


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