Ivan Rakitić has become a brand ambassador for Asian online casino company, M88 Mansion, covering the remainder of the LaLiga Santander 2022-23 season.
The deal sees the Sevilla FC midfielder participate in several activations including an exclusive interview, whilst he has also guested in a podcast called Monday Motivations in Indonesia.
Rakitić stated: “I’m truly honoured with this endeavour. I got to do some fun stuff that I really enjoyed. Meeting some Asian fans was also an experience that I will never forget. Thank you, M88 Mansion.”
The 34-year-old Croatian has been playing in Spain since 2011, playing for Sevilla FC until 2014 prior to transferring to FC Barcelona. He then returned to Seville in 2020.
His winner’s medal collection includes the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League with Sevilla FC and the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League with Barcelona. He is also a four-time LaLiga champion and four-time Copa del Rey winner with the Blaugrana.
Furthermore, he was also part of the Croatian national team that finished runner-up at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He retired from international football in 2019, compiling 15 goals in 106 appearances.
M88 Mansion’s Head of Commercial, Alan Wafer, added: “We are delighted to have Ivan Rakitić become part of our family. At the same time, this strengthens our relationship with LaLiga, one of our biggest partners to date.”
Last week, M88 also revealed that it was going to be supporting Manny Pacquiao (PacMan) in his six-round middleweight bout at Seoul Arena, South Korea, against martial artist DK Yoo.
Prior to the fight – which took place on 10 December – the boxing legend had spent a training session with the company.