Rakitic arrived at the Camp Nou this week. PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA-FCB.

The arrival and presentation of van Rakitic, the review of the season with president Bartomeu, the deal with new partner Beko and Neymar’s injury have been some of the biggest stories this week.

Presentation of Ivan Rakitic: On Tuesday 1 July, Ivan Rakitic officially became an FC Barcelona player. The Croatian signed his contract and then spoke to the media.

Rakitic to wear number 4: The same day, the new signing walked on the Camp Nou pitch for the first time in a Barça shirt. He’ll wear number four.

Bartomeu reviews the year: As is the tradition at the end of a football season, the president gave a press conference to review the previous year. “I want to transform Barça”, said Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Sponsorship deal with Beko: FC Barcelona and home appliance brand Beko announced a deal whereby the Turkish company will be a global FCB partner for the next four years.

Neymar injured: The worst news of the week at Barça was that Neymar fractured a vertebra against Colombia and is out for the rest of the World Cup. The news has stunned the sports world.

Messi and Mascherano into semi: Argentina, with two Barça players in the side, beat Belgium to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. They’ll be meeting Holland.

Trip to England confirmed: It was revealed this week that from July 28 to August 2, the first team squad will be training at the FA’s elite facility just outside Birmingham.

Jordi Masip signs: The Barça B keeper has been promoted to the first team. His buyour clause is 35 million euros and he’ll wear the number 25 shirt.

Interview with Xavi Pascual: The basketball head coach looked back at a season that ended in the best possible manner, beating Real Madrid to win the Liga Endesa. Pascual commended his players for their ambition.

Interview with Rakitic: “Luis Enrique has many qualities and ideas and I’m looking forward to working with him”, said the Croat in an interview with the club’s official media.

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