Man Utd & Man City Chase £20m Midfield Maestro – reports

City rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are both lining up a shock winter move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

The maestro only moved to the Catalan giants in the summer, but he has struggled to truly impose himself on the side since his arrival for £14 million.

He has, however, impressed in flashes, and this is enough for the two Premier League title challengers to consider a move for him in January.

While he has made 20 appearances for Barca, fans and the media have questioned his suitability for the famed style of the club.

He has also become unsettled, having played second fiddle to Xavi on too many occasions.

Man Utd are reportedly willing to offer £20 million for the Croatian international, with City willing to match them, according to the Daily Express.

It is no surprise to see Man Utd go back in for a player they sought prior to his Barca move, and the player is reportedly open to a move to the Premier League.


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