Rakitic reveals that Luka Modric wanted him to join him at Real Madrid

The Barça midfielder revealed Modric urged him to move to the Bernabeu

Rakitic was speaking during an extensive interview on Spanish radio on Wednesday

Rakitic on the radio
Rakitic on the radio | sport


Ivan Rakitic gave a long interview to El Larguero on and spoke about many subjects, even the rumours which linked him with Real Madrid when he was still a Sevilla player.

"Before, when I was with Sevilla [Luka] Modric said to go to Madrid" Rakitic said. "But now now-... It would be more difficult now!" 

"He is a really good friend and I respect him a lot as a player and a person. We've spent nearly 10 years together with national team. 

"But he's a friend away from football, too, and when we speak we don’t talk much about football; more about families and stuff. 

"He's a person I respect a lot; of course he's capable of playing for Barca because for me he is one of the top three in the world in his position. 

"I enjoy playing with him a lot and with complete respect to everyone else, we see a different Madrid when he’s there and when he’s not."



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