Sevilla Sports Director Monchi discounted the suggestion that the Andalusian side is interested in signing Ivan Rakitic this summer.
“I’m not going to discover who Ivan Rakitic is – we’re friends,” Monchi told Muchodeporte. ” I’ve spoken to Ivan once or twice about his family and he’s asked about mine. Rakitic and Sevilla have absolutely nothing [to do with each other], to be honest.”
He added, “Now is not the time [for transfer talk]. Honestly, there’s absolutely nothing at the moment. Everything that is going on at Barcelona has nothing to do with Sevilla.”
The Croatian’s career in Spain began at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, where he rose to popularity before transferring to Barcelona in 2014.