Schalke midfielder Ivan Rakitic is on the verge of of joining Spanish side Sevilla.
Rakitic, who is out of contract in the summer, has turned down the offer of a new deal to stay in Germany and is set to undergo a medical at Sevilla on Friday.
“The Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic arrived last night (Thursday) and, if everything goes well, he will become a Sevilla player,” said a statement on Sevilla’s official website.
“The player, with the permission of his current club Schalke, will take a medical on Friday and the contract details are also expected to be finalised so that one of European football’s pearls can join the Sevilla squad.”
The 22-year-old joined Schalke from FC Basel in 2007 and made 95 league apearances for the club.