Ivan Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic is having his transfer to Manchester United blocked… by his wife. You have to love the move. (TF-Images/Getty Images)

Talk about a power move. Ivan Rakitic is available and on the market. Barcelona has made it clear that they plan to move on from the croation mid fielder. Rakitic, 31, He has made 22 appearances for Barcelona this season but is yet to score and has registered just two assists. Understandable why Barca feels like they want to move on. Rakitic is aging and you already know they have an unlimited number of studs behind the studs. Manchester United has made it known they’re interested in Rakitic, except for that problem where his wife wants no part of Manchester.

The Following is from thesun.co.uk:

“But The Times report that the Red Devils held talks to discuss the possibility of bringing in Rakitic, 31, this month.

Any chance of making the move to Old Trafford, however, is understood to have been quickly curtailed by wife Raquel.”

Listen, there’s no secret why she’s calling the shots here. A: who wants to leave Barcelona for gloomy Manchester. YUCK. B: I don’t need to say much else here.

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Yup, she calls the shots. I love the move. Hey, who wants to play for Manchester United right now anyway? Fans are attacking the CEO with flares. Paul Pogba is hurt and Man U is in shambles. Yeah, no thanks.

Rakitic and his wife apparently met in a barista back in 2011 when Rakitic was playing for Sevilla. She was hesitant to date him because she didn’t want to be constantly moving the family around. Moving out of Spain does not seem like an option. Barca clearly wants to move on. Maybe a return to Sevilla makes sense? Who knows what’s coming as the transfer deadline is getting closer and closer.