Sevilla has re-signed Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona for an initial fee of €1.5 million.
The experienced midfielder will be leaving Camp Nou after six trophy-laden years in Catalonia.
The Andalucian club confirmed that they reached an agreement with Barcelona which will see the 32-year-old head back to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium ahead of the new season.
The final transfer could end up costing Sevilla a total of €10m (£9m/$12m) including variables, with Rakitic committing to a four-year contract with the club.
Barcelona, Tuesday released an official statement on their website confirming the 32-year-old’s departure, which reads: “FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Rakitic for his commitment and dedication and wishes him good luck and success in the future.”
According to the club, Rakitic was Versatile and hard-working with a good vision of the game.
He ends his career as a Barca player with 310 games, in which he made 40 assists and scored 36 goals.”
On Wednesday, September 2, starting at 11am, the farewell ceremony and subsequent telematic press conference of the player will take place.