Ivan Rakitic is the first first-team player to visit FC Barcelona’s offices in New York. The Club inaugurated their US office on the 7 September 2016 and the current Barça ambassador Ronaldínho Gaúcho did the honours. Also, the top of the Empire State Building was lit up in the blaugrana colours.
The Croatian midfielder is on holiday with his family in New York and he made the most of his trip to visit the blaugrana offices. In July, the FC Barcelona first team under Ernesto Valverde’s direction will tour the US. They will visit New York and play Juventus on 22 July. Then they will play Manchester United in Washington DC on the 26 July followed by a trip to Miami to play Real Madrid on the 29 July.
The matches are part of the International Champions Cup, which FC Barcelona have already played in during the summer of 2015, also in the US, and 2016 in Europe.