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Rakitic: "Of course I would like to play with Ronaldo"

In a Reddit AMA with Bleacher Report, the Barcelona midfielder says Messi is the best of all-time and says he would like to play with Ronaldo.

Rakitic, en un partido con el Barcelona.
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Ivan Rakitic has done an exclusive Reddit AMA with Bleacher Report, and answered questions on his future, Messi's standing as the best ever and playing with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Asked about Messi, Rakitic says he is a very special player to line out with and says he is the best of all time. "Yes just amazing to play with him and I think it's really special and if he is the GOAT," he said. "I think in every moment there was special players, for sure he was the best player in the last 15 year and in my opinion he is the best of all time and I think for me to play with him on the left side for the last six years was amazing."

"First of all I would like to have Neymar in my team for sure," he said about the Brazilian. "He needs to decide what's best for him as he's my big friend and I want to see him happy and for sure when he is happy he is one of the best players in the world."

"Of course I would like he is also one of the biggest players in history," he said about playing with Ronaldo. "You really enjoy watching him and you see now what he's doing at Juventus and for me is one of the best players in history."

The Croatian was also asked about his future. He has been linked with a move to Italy as his minutes decline at Barcelona but Rakitic says it is all part and parcel of football.

"It's also a part of football, you have to understand and be ready in January," he said. "You have to be happy and I have to think of my family and I have to play and if I play for Barcelona then I'm happy."