Monchi, Sports Director at Sevilla, has confirmed that the club has no interest in buying Ivan Rakitic this summer.
He discounted the suggestion that the Andalusian side is interested in signing the Croatian. Monchi told Muchodeporte, “Everything that is going on at Barcelona has nothing to do with Sevilla.”
He added, “Rakitic and Sevilla have absolutely nothing [to do with each other], to be honest. Now is not the time [for transfer talk]. Honestly, there’s absolutely nothing at the moment.”
The Croatian’s career in Spain began at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium before transferring to Barcelona in 2014.
“I’m not going to discover who Ivan Rakitic is – we’re friends,” Monchi said, when asked about his own personal relationship with the player. “I’ve spoken to Ivan once or twice about his family and he’s asked about mine.”