After Wednesday's presentation of Rakuten as FC Barcelona's new main global partner beginning with the 2017/18 season, an event which had the Club's Auditori 1899 filled to the brim with attendees and more than 100 credentialed journalists, the FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu; the President and CEO of Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani; and the Club's Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Manel Arroyo sat down to give their impressions of the four-year deal.

The presentation, which was streamed live worldwide via fcbarcelona.com, was followed by a visit to Camp Nou by Bartomeu and Mikitani. The pair of executives strolled the grounds together and posed for a photo on the field before sitting down in front of the camera to discuss the new agreement.

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