Rafinha only wants Inter, believes that he could be glue connecting rest of the team with Icardi
Rafinha has not played since April 2nd, 2017 when he hurt his knee in Granada. A huge misfortune also from the individual point of view because Rafinha was playing very well, started seven games since last February including the history 6-1 victory against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League. The Brazilian would play behind Icardi at least from the beginning in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Rafinha would serve as glue between the Inter captain and the rest of the players, connecting all the pieces of Spalletti’s style of play. That is not all, he can also make his contribution on the right side.
But before talking about tactics, Inter must close the deal. After a long meeting yesterday was attended by Inter director Piero Ausilio, Mazinho (father and agent of Rafinha), the family lawyer, intermediary Nicola Innocentin and of course Barcelona management. The agreement with Rafinha has always been the focal point of negotiation because the player immediately likes the idea of going to Inter even when his former club, Celta Vigo, stepped forward to sign him. The Brazilian thanked Celta but immediately shelved the idea because Inter project is definitely the most fascinating to revive his career on the field.
This is why Ausilio’s mission in Barcelona, which should end today, started with the strongest card in the deck. The director made it known to Barcelona that the will of the Zhang family is strong but it is conditioned by Financial Fair Play. Barcelona then accepted the request of free loan with right to buy at the figure that will be discussed again today.
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