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Sevilla re-sign Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic for just £1.3m on a four-year deal as Ronald Koeman begins his summer overhaul at the Nou Camp Barcelona have sold Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic to former club Sevilla  The Andalusian side will pay just £1.3m, which could rise to £8m in bonuses  The Catalan side are plotting an overhaul of the first team this summer Lionel Messi could be following him out the door amid links to Man City 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 13:57 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 14:42 BST, 1 September 2020

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Barcelona have announced the departure of midfielder Ivan Rakitic to former club Sevilla for just £1.3million.

The 32-year-old had been earmarked as a player that could be moved on this summer in the wake of the club's 8-2 mauling by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the club planning an overhaul by selling several first team stars. 

Rakitic has signed a four-year deal with the Andalusian side, who he left to join Barca for £18m in 2014. The deal could rise to £8m with bonuses. 

Barcelona have sold midfielder Ivan Rakitic to his former club Sevilla for a fee of just £1.3m

Barcelona have sold midfielder Ivan Rakitic to his former club Sevilla for a fee of just £1.3m

In a statement, Barcelona thanked him for his efforts during his six years at the club and praised his achievements - announcing a farewell ceremony for him this week. 

'FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Rakitic for his commitment and dedication and wishes him good luck and success in the future. 

'Versatile, hard-working and with a good vision of the game, he ends his career as a Barca player with 310 games, in which he has made 40 assists and 36 goals. This Wednesday, September 2, starting at 11am, the farewell ceremony and subsequent telematic press

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