Schalke ace: I’ll be Juventus’ new Zidane

Rakitic has been linked with a move to the Old Lady in recent weeks.

“My dreams as a young player were to play in Italy, Spain or England,” Rakitic told Tuttosport.

“It’s still the same today however moving doesn’t depend only on me.

“Knowing a big club like Juventus are after me gives me further motivation to do well and I am proud.

“I’ll be Juve’s new Zidane.

“When I was young I usued to love Robert Prosinecki but then I started to like Zinedine Zidane. He was fantastic.

“However, I also like [Alessandro] Del Piero and Kaka.”

Reports also suggest Barcelona are interested in the highly rated midfielder.