Premier League Transfer News: Ivan Rakitic Linked With Premier League Move

by Punter's Hero on January 20, 2011

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Premier League Transfer News: Ivan Rakitic Linked With Premier League Move

Shalke 04 midfielder Ivan Rakitic is being linked with a move away from Germany after a series of impressive performances and his agent has confirmed a host of Premier League clubs are keen on signing him.

“He is satisfied with his club at the moment. He is playing Champions League, but he will be a free agent in the summer. So he must make a decision and we are open to offers.

“The main person we talk to is Felix Magath at Shalke and we must respect that he is still an employee of the club. The player can sign for any club at the moment, so if he changes club in the summer we will talk to Shalke and ask them if they want to re-new his contract. “

He however refused to comment on which Premier League clubs were in for the striker.

“I won’t answer that because I don’t know. There are not many top clubs who have not had an eye on Ivan. If a club is professional and they have a good Chief Scout they have to know about him. He is 22-years-old, has played over 100 games in the Bundesliga, is an international for Croatia, and he plays in the Champions League. He is a top player and a top boy.

“Tottenham have some good players, as do the other clubs mentioned, but it depends on the needs of the manager. I don’t know currently what Sir Alex Ferguson thinks about Rakitic, but it is sure that he knows him, but we will see.

“But at this time I cannot tell you anything concrete. The situation is that Ivan is focused on his club and he wants to be a professional and focus on his club. We will make a decision in the coming months after assessing his options.”

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