Rafinha Alcántara goes to PSG from FC Barcelona


The Barça 'semi-give' another player: Rafinha, to the PSG for 3 millions in variables

Published:5/10/2020 - 20:40h

Updated:6/10/2020 - 14:04h

The PSG appeared the last day of the market of signings to carry to a footballer of the FC Barcelona that did not go in in the plans of Ronald Koeman

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As it already is usual season after season, in the last day of the market of traspasos arrived numerous movements in the offices of the clubs, that esmeraron to reinforce his staff until the last moment. Between multiple signings of the big teams, the FC Barcelona arrived to the previous hours to the closing with numerous open folders, so much in the section of entrances as in the one of exits.

One of these names was the one of Rafinha Alcántara, Hispanic midfield player-Brazilian that the past season played yielded in the Celtic of Vigo and that, after returning to the Camp Nou, from a principle did not explain for Ronald Koeman. It is true that the Dutch trainer summoned to the small of the Alcántara for the first party of LaLiga Santander against the Villarreal, but since disappeared of the announcements.

The Barça leaves that Rafinha go free

The reality was that, in the 4-2-3-1 of Ronald Koeman, Rafinha Alcántara only could occupy the positions of the mediapunta, in which there is a clear 'overbooking'. Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann, Leo Messi, Pedri González, Ousmane Dembélé, Francisco Trincao and even Riqui Puig split by in front of the Hispanic midfield player-Brazilian, that was put in the market from the opening of the window of traspasos.

Teams of the Premier League English and of the Series To Italian were asking after Rafinha Alcántara​ during the last weeks, but any of them arrived to concetar at all. Well, in the last hours of the last day of the period of traspasos appeared by surprise Paris Saint-Germain to carry to the Hispanic-Brazilian, by a cost of 3 million euros in variables.

Thomas Tuchel, trainer of the valid runner-up of the Champions League, is a big admirer of the game of Rafinha Alcántara and, given the sportive circumstances of the player -did not go in in the plans of Ronald Koeman- and contractual -finalised his bond with the FC Barcelona in June of 2021- there was an arreón final to convert to the canterano culé in the new piece of Paris Saint-Germain.

Rafinha Alcántara: what could be and was not

Rafinha Alcántara went through the inferior categories of the FC Barcelona like a player of big future, but never finish to explode. It played yielded in teams like the Celtic of Vigo -in two distinct stages- or in Inter of Milan, but when had the opportunity to go back to the Camp Nou did not finish to win the place. In front of the difficult economic situation after the pandemia, the club put him in the market.

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