Sevilla re-sign Rakitic on four-year deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Barcelona have announced the departure of midfielder Ivan Rakitic to former club Sevilla for just £1.3 million.The 32-year-old had been earmarked as a player that could be moved on this summer in the wake of the club’s 8-2 mauling by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the club planning an overhaul by selling several first team stars. Rakitic has signed a four-year deal with the Andalusian side, who he left to join Barca for £18 million in 2014.The deal could rise to £8 million with bonuses.In a statement, Barcelona thanked him for his efforts during his six years at the club and praised his achievements – announcing a farewell ceremony for him this week.The statement said: “FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Rakitic for his commitment and dedication and wishes him good luck and success in the future.“Versatile, hard-working and with a good vision of the game, he ends his career as a Barca player with 310 games, in which he has made 40 assists and 36 goals. This Wednesday, September 2, starting at 11am, the farewell ceremony and subsequent telematic press conference of the player will take place.” Posting the news on their official Twitter page, Sevilla wrote: “@IvanRakitic returns home, he is a #SevillaFC player once again! Welcome back, Ivan!”Rakitic played 310 times for the Spanish giants, scoring 36 goals and winning nine major trophies – including four LaLiga titles and the Champions League.Tags: BarcelonaRakiticSEVILLAlast_img read more

WATCH: Stephen Curry tosses alley-oop to Parkland student

first_imgSteph Curry tossing an alley oop to a student from Parkland— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 27, 2019Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been a vocal advocate for gun control since long before the shooting last Feb. 14 in which a gunman killed 17 students and staff members while injuring 17 others at the Florida high school. Earlier this month, Kerr commemorated the one-year anniversary of the incident by posting a series of tweets encouraging people to support “March For Our Lives” and similar groups. Related News Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green were seen chatting with some of the kids, while Stephen Curry was more physical as he tossed an alley-oop to one student.  Russell Westbrook to dad of over-exuberant young fan: ‘Control your kids’ The Warriors were sure to make the most of their visit to Miami.The team hosted students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during Wednesday’s shootaround at American Airlines Center ahead of Golden State’s game against the Heat. “The fortunate thing is the young people leading this … are going to be much more impactful than old people like me,” Kerr said, describing the efforts of teens leading the charge for change as “heartbreaking but inspiring all at once.”Steve Kerr is hosting some students from Parkland at shootaround in Miami today. Here he is, again, with a detailed quote on the need for gun control.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 27, 2019The Warriors (43-17) and Heat (26-33) tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.last_img read more