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Ivan Rakitić Celebrates Birthday with New Barcelona Contract with £109m Buyout Clause

Ivan Rakitić (photo: HNS)

Croatian international Ivan Rakitić has signed a contract extension with Spanish giants Barcelona on Friday.

The midfielder, who is celebrating his 29th birthday also today, signed a deal which will see him stay at the club until 2021.

Ivan Rakitić signing the deal on Friday (photo: Twitter/FC Barcelona)

If any club wants to buy Rakitić then a new world transfer record will be set as the club have put in a £109m buyout clause.

The current record was paid by Manchester United when they forked out £89m for Paul Pogba from Juventus.

Rakitić (photo credit: HNS)

Rakitić, who featured in Barcelona’s amazing victory over PSG on Wednesday night, has made 145 appearances for the club since arriving in 2014 from Seville.

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