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Barcelona castaway to leave for Premier League in cut-price deal

Barcelona castaway to leave for Premier League in cut-price deal

Ronald Koeman is set to undergo a host of changes in terms of personnel at Barcelona this summer, and one of the players set to leave is Rafinha Alcantara, with plenty of clubs swooping around for his signature.

Rafinha currently has just one year left on his current contract, with him being at the club since 2006, since he was just 13-years-old.

However, he has been sent out on loan on numerous occasions, having two spells at Celta Vigo and one spell at Inter, and he only ever played regularly during two of the seasons he spent at Barcelona.

His time seems to be up now, with him having a price-tag of just €16 million, which will be a steal for a player of his quality, even though he has struggled for form in recent seasons.

The favourites to land his signature are Everton, West Ham United and Arsenal, with Lazio also swooping around, but reports claim that he is more interested in a move to the Premier League rather than to Italy.

With Rafinha suffering plenty of injuries in the past, plenty of Spanish teams have looked away from a possible offer for the midfielder, opting to look at other options instead.

Koeman will be looking to generate as many funds as possible in order to get some deals through and replace plenty of players that are on the decline.

If Rafinha opts to move to a Premier League club, he could face his brother, Thiago, who is set to join Liverpool in a €30 million move.

Rafinha spent last season on loan at Celta Vigo, where he played 32 La Liga games for the club, scoring four goals and providing just one assist.


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