Ivan Rakitic: 'Lionel Messi has been very helpful'

Ivan Rakitic says that Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi has been "very helpful" since the Croatian moved to his new club.

Ivan Rakitic has revealed that Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi has offered to help him settle into life with his new club.

Rakitic, who arrived at the Catalan side from Sevilla this summer, has also claimed that the Argentine offered his assistance in helping him to find a property.

"Messi is no different from the others. He is very helpful. He offered me his assistance in finding an apartment or house in Barcelona," he told Sportske Novosti.

Rakitic and Messi are both expected to start Barcelona's La Liga opener against Elche on Sunday.

Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Rayo Vallecano during their La Liga match on September 25, 2013
Read Next:
Rakitic: 'I am not Xavi'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1916305294351
2Atletico MadridAtletico2012712992043
3Valencia20124441212040
4Villarreal2010462822634
5Real Madrid1895432171532
6Sevilla2010282628-232
7EibarEibar198382431-727
8GironaGirona207672929027
9Getafe207672520527
10Real Betis198383336-327
11Athletic Bilbao206862322126
12Celta Vigo197483327625
13Leganes187381517-224
14Espanyol206681625-924
15Real Sociedad196583334-123
16Levante203981628-1218
17AlavesAlaves1960131427-1318
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo1944112137-1616
19Las PalmasLas Palmas2042141647-3114
20Malaga1932141333-2011
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand