Transfer: Ivan Rakitic set to leave Barcelona for Man Untd for £17.6m

Ivan Rakitic is on the verge of leaving the Catalan club for Old Trafford - The Croatian has dropped down the perking order in the Barcelona first team

Ivan Rakitic is on the verge of leaving the Catalan club for Old Trafford - The Croatian has dropped down the perking order in the Barcelona first team Manchester United are keen on having Rakitic in a bid to fortify their midfield. The Croatian could be playing at the Old Trafford this summer as he is said to be free to leave Barcelona for £17.6m, according to reports from SunSport. Rakitic who has been a major part of the Barcelona squad previously has failed to impress in the last couple of seasons and this will allow the Catalan club to let him go. The former Sevilla attacking midfielder joined Barcelona on June 16, 2014 when he signed a 5-year contract. Barcelona