Barcelona star targeting new deal after PSG snub

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 30/08/2018

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is targetting new contract with the La Liga Champions after snubbing Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The 30-year-old was linked with a €90 million move to the French capital but the Croatia international turned the approach to reunite with former teammate Neymar at Parc des Princes hoping for a new improved term.

Rakitic committed himself to the Spanish giants last weekend and has now revealed that he is on the verge of penning a fresh contract despite his current deal at Nou Camp will run until the summer of 2021.

Former Schalke and Sevilla man told Sport: “It's something that I've already spoken to the club about, before and during the World Cup.

"It'll arrive soon but there's no rush. I know that the club looks after its players well and I'm confident the 'presi' will call me soon.”

Rakitic will have to battle Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, and Arturo Vidal in the middle of the pack.