Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:54AM
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic arrives for a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on March 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic arrives for a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on March 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic has extended his stay at Barcelona after signing a new contract with the club. 

The Croatian marked his 29th birthday on Friday by signing a new four-year contract. Rakitich moved to Camp Nou in 2014 from Sevilla.

His new deal was agreed in principle on Thursday when Barcelona stated it would contain a buy-out clause of 125 million Euros.

Rakitich emerged at Bazel before moving to Schalke and Sevilla. He scored 23 goals in 145 games and won 2 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey crowns and the Champions League.