Sevilla to acquire Barcelona's Rakitic

Barcelona has agreed to sell 32-year old midfielder Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla. The conditions are that  sum of 1.5million euros ($1.8million) plus nine million euros in variables will be paid. 

"FC Barcelona publicly expresses their gratitude to Rakitic for his commitment and dedication and wish him goodluck and success in the future" Barca stated

Rakitic had spent seasons with Sevilla and won the Europa league in the 2013/2014 season right before his major transfer in 2014.

The Croatia midfielder was one of several Barcelona players who were reportedly told that they were no part of new manager Ronald Lorman's plans. 

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi had on Monday refused to join in Barca's first pre-session as he further emphasised his stance in his battle to leave this summer. 

This happened after skipping the scheduled corona virus tests on Sunday. 

From the look things, Messi is likely to force a transfer by refusing to play in La Liga next season which begins on September 12.