Seven In And 13 Out – The Busy Summer Of Transfers For FC Barcelona Including Alexis Sanchez Deal To Arsenal

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The moves in and out of the Nou Camp this summer are quite impressive.

After failing to win a single trophy in 2013/14 and being humbled in the Champions League by Atletico Madrid, FC Barcelona are going through something of a transition this summer.

Head coach Gerardo Martino was sacked and replaced by Luis Enrique, captain Carles Puyol has retired and goalkeeping duo Victor Valdes and Jose Pinto have both left the Nou Camp.

Here is an overview of the arrivals and departures – both confirmed and expected – this summer, according to Spanish publication Sport.

Confirmed arrivals:

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

After impressing with Borussia Monchengladbach last term the 22-year-old German was snapped up by the Catalans to help ease the loss of Valdes.

Ter Stegen is billed as one of the most promising ‘keepers in European football currently and at £9.7m is something of a bargain for the Spanish giants.

Claudio Bravo

Competing with the Germany international for a place between the sticks is this former Real Sociedad No.1, who also greatly impressed at the 2014 World Cup with his nation Chile.

At £9.5m the 31-year-old cost around the same as ter Stegen and it’s unknown who will be the regular between the sticks come next season.

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Ivan Rakitic

With one year remaining on his current deal with Sevilla the Catalonia outfit were in a great position for negotiation for this Croatia international and snapped up Rakitic for £16.1m.

The midfielder made a great impression on La Liga last campaign, scoring 12 goals and providing 10 assists and also helping his side to Europa League success.

Total: £35.3m.

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