Gossip Club Barcelona: How many languages does Rakitic speak?

We also offer you "Ferran Soriano's invisible office"

Gossip Club Barcelona: How many languages does Rakitic speak?
Gossip Club Barcelona: How many languages does Rakitic speak?

We also offer you "Ferran Soriano's invisible office"

Rakitic warm up
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Multilingual Rakitic

The player that speaks more languages in Barça's dressing room is Ivan Rakitic. The Croatian midfielder answered a question in English in his latest press conference... but this isn't the only language he controls. He learnt English when he was studying in Basel, his city. Despite having been born in Switzerland, he speaks serbo-croatian (his father is Croatian, his mother Serbian). He learnt Italian and French when he was a kid, in Switzerland, were both are official languages. German too. He practised even more when he signed for Schalke 04. And finally, he learnt Spanish during his career at Sevilla.

Ferran Soriano's invisible office

Ferran Soriano will come back to Barcelona next week to follow the second leg of the Champions League clash between Manchester City and Barça. So he will leave his office for some days... A place of work very unusual. When the architects were planning to build the new City's acaemy, Soriano asked that they should avoid doors and closed offices. The CEO of Manchester City hasn't got an office for himself. He works in a shared table with two more people, in an open space. Anyone that works at City's office can see him working in his char.