Arsenal Could Sign Brazilian Midfielder In £27m Deal

By on July 21, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are linked with Rafinha…

Arsenal have been offered the opportunity to sign Brazilian midfielder Rafinha from Barcelona in a deal worth £27m this summer, according to Sky Sports News.

Rafinha – brother of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara – is a product of Barca’s famous La Masia youth academy and he came through the ranks to break in to the first team set-up in 2014.

However, the 24-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular first team place but despite starting just 14 La Liga games last season the midfielder still manged to chip in with 6 goals and 2 assists.

Due to his lack of action, speculation has suggested that Rafinha may look for a move this summer in search of first team football ahead of the 2018 World Cup and he was non-committal about his future when quizzed last month.

Rafinha is quoted as saying by Sky Sports:

“My future is open and God only knows what will happen.”

Barcelona chiefs have publicly insisted that he wouldn’t be sold this summer but it appears they have a very different stance privately as Sky Sports claim that sources close to the player say the Catalans are ready to cash-in.

The news outlet says Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Rafinha with Barca understood to be willing to do business if an offer in the region of £27m is put on the table.

Arsenal have been linked with Rafinha in the past so Arsene Wenger may be tempted to do the deal as the Brazilian international is a hugely talented player who has the potential to be a real star if he’s given a more prominent role at a new team.

Rafinha is predominantly a central midfielder but he’s also capable of playing on the right-wing so perhaps he could be viewed as a potential replacement for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – should he leave this summer.

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The Ox has just one year remaining on his contract and although Wenger seems confident he’ll sign an extension, no new deal has been agreed as yet so we could move for Rafinha if Oxlade-Chamberlain decides not to commit his future to the Emirates.

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  1. bara'u abubakar

    July 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    We need more players to add nd strong our squad coz of 2017/18 coming season,the players like lemar,rafinha,mahrez.

  2. Abba Tukur Rumah

    July 21, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Add more player. and make your consantration to replesment of want away player alex sanches.wheses you all the vest.

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