‘He is one of the greatest players in history’: Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic admits he is keen to play with former Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo… but declares team-mate Lionel Messi is the best in the world
- Ivan Rakitic was linked with a move from Barcelona to Juventus in January
- Transfer would have seen him line up with former Clasico rival Cristiano Ronaldo
- He insists though that team-mate Lionel Messi is the best player in the world
And he admits the prospect of playing alongside Ronaldo is a very attractive one.
Ivan Rakitic was linked with a move to Juventus during the January transfer window
He told Bleacher Report: ‘Of course I would [want to play with him]. He is also one of the greatest players in history.
‘You enjoy watching him play and he’s doing well at Juventus.’
Though he is keen to link-up with the five-time Ballon d’Or, he concedes that team-mate Lionel Messi is the best player in world football.
Barcelona star admits he would be keen to link up with former rival Cristiano Ronaldo
But Rakitic insists that team-mate Lionel Messi remains the best player in world football
‘It’s amazing to play with him – he’s special. There have been great players in every era, but I’m sure he’s been the best in the last 15 years,’ Rakitic said.
‘In my opinion, I think he’s the best of all time. Being with him for six years has been incredible.’
The 31-year-old has made 294 appearances for Barca since moving from Sevilla six years ago, winning four La Liga titles and the Champions League in 2015.
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