Barca star declared fit for Copa del Rey final

Copa Del Rey By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 19/04/2018

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has been medically declared fit to feature in the Copa del Rey final after undergoing surgery on his broken finger according to report.

The 30-year-old Croatia international misses out two La Liga encounter against Valencia and Celta Vigo while recovering from the minor procedure he underwent last Wednesday.

Rakitic sustained the injury during Blaugrana 3-0 shocking defeat to Roma in the Champions League nine days ago, is now in contention to face former club Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final this weekend.

Barcelona uses their official Twitter page confirmed the news, boosting Ernesto Valverde's midfield options for the clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Rakitic was among those involved in training on Thursday afternoon, with La Masia product Carles Alena also being used.

Barcelona can seal a domestic double if they get the better of Vincenzo Montella's side and then go on to maintain their lead at the top of La Liga, which stands at 12 points in their final five games of the season.