Sport - Barcelona to avoid Inter part II, making sure Rafinha is not coming back. But Real Betis...
The negative experience in dealing with Inter has taught Barcelona a valuable lesson in terms of selling Rafinha: the Catalan club wants to make sure this sale is definitive and that the Brazilian, whose contract with them expires in 2020, is not coming back.
For this reason, Barca and Real Betis, despite having an agreement for Rafinha, still have not ratified the transfer. Sport claims that Barcelona want to be sure that at the end of the season, Rafinha is to be redeemed by the Biancoverdi, even granting them a huge discount (the final figure could go down to €20M, almost half the agreed fee with Inter in January which was €35M). So instead of giving Inter a small discount, maybe €28M, now they are selling for €20M... Barcelona <=== I'm with stupid.
But Betis, in addition to €1.5M for the loan, do not want to engage in such operation without “trying out” the Brazilian. For them, an obligation to buy is ok but only under certain conditions which certainly are not going to be automatic… The clock is ticking to define the future of Rafinha.