Rafinha Alcántara in a pre-season match of FC Barcelona


Marcelino gives the key for Valencia to sign Rafinha Alcántara

Published:16/08/2019 - 19:48h

Updated:16/08/2019 - 19:48h

Rafinha Alcántara could leave FC Barcelona, and one of his firmer candidates is Valencia. Marcelino Garcia Toral has given the key for the 'che' to confirm an agreement for the brazilian

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To the market of signings of the summer 2019 still remain him some weeks of action, and in the FC Barcelona aims to Rafinha Alcántara. The canterano is, to day of today, a member more than the first team, but as it finish agreement on 30 June 2020, still estudían some proposals so that it change of airs and leave a interesting income in the arks of the entity.

The one who has spoken on his possible incorporation is Marcelino García Toral, that would receive him with the open arms in Valencia. It does already some months that speaks of the interest of the blanquinegros in doing with his services, but in spite of recognising that it was a practically tied business, the trainer has explained that only there is a possibility so that it finish in Mestalla before 2 September -the date of closing of the window estival-.

In the previous press conference to the first day of LaLiga, the Asturian has answered without too many detours to several hot subjects, like the fallido traspaso of Rodrigo Moreno to the Athletic of Madrid or the case of the midfield player, that was vetoed by the directive: "From the start of the summer need an offensive and polyvalent player to improve the staff. East was a player that could help us to increase the potential of the staff. It was almost fichado".

"In Singapore the owner gave us arguments that understood not to do this signing. Had a record of important injuries", has specified, happening the responsibility to Peter Lim. In the last weeks there has been tension between the cúpula valencianista and the sportive direction, with a clash between Mateu Alemany, general director, and the míster with his upper that ready was to complicate with dismissals and resignations. Finally, they agreed to share the decisions on the planning, what has braked some agreements.

"If it came yielded would accept it. In this stage are. That avenges yielded if it gave this circumstance. The minimum cost of alike players are 40 millions...", it has commented, underlining that the possibility to credit 15 million euros to satisfy the requirements of the Barça no longer is on the table, although it was an opportunity of market. The door is not closed, but it will be necessary to see if finally there is a pact between all the parts.

Rafinha Could leave to Italy if Valencia is not option

Although Rafinha sees with very good eyes the alternative of Valencia, is not descartado that can leave to Italy, where there are several clubs that have made approaches. Sampdoria, Atalanta or Inter of Milan would have contacted with the Barça, that prefers a traspaso definite before that a cession, since this last case would force him to renew to the footballer before sending it to loan to any one of these destinations.

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