Announced on the start this summer, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti made a big decision about their future: staying at FC Barcelona.
The Blaugrana have already formalized the arrival of Frenkie de Jong last winter, which is likely to be followed by his teammate Ajax Amsterdam, Matthijs de Ligt. The recruitment of the two Dutch have questioned the future of Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti in Catalonia.
Party to last?
But according to the information of Mundo DeportivoBoth players should continue the adventure with the Catalan club. The Croatian, who has been courted for many months by Inter Milan, wants to stay in Barça until the end of his lease in June 2021. Despite the arrival of Frenkie de Jong in the midfield and the presence Arthur and Arturo Vidal, the 31-year-old expects to win and be indispensable next season as he has done since his arrival in 2014.
The French defender, too, should respect his contract runs until 2023 even if Clément Lenglet has become an indisputable holder alongside Gérard Piqué and Matthijs de Ligt could soon join the champion of Spain.
It remains to be seen whether this decision of the two players will be unchanged by the end of the transfer window.