Barcelona coach Tata Martino has admitted his admiration for Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Rakitic is being linked with Barca thanks to his current form.

"Rakitic has conditions to play for Barça and anywhere else. He should be one of the players that Sevilla fight hard to keep on staff. This is a great specialist for corners and set-pieces.

"And he is very dangerous when he has the ball," said Martino.

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