Rafinha in the match against Chelsea of the preseason


Rafinha returned to his best level and stands out again in preseason

Published:24/07/2019 - 10:48h

Updated:24/07/2019 - 10:48h

Rafinha played since the half-time versus Chelsea and was one of the best in Barça. He could leave Barcelona, but he proved to have returned to his best level. Last season already stood out in preseason and in this he is doing the same

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If Riqui Puig was the big news that left the first part of the party against Chelsea, Rafinha Alcántara was the big positive note of the second. The Hispanic-Brazilian played a big second time and went of the most stood out footballers of the FC Barcelona, by not saying the one who more. The canterano moved with intelligence, did not leave to ask it and showed to be more than recovered of his last injury.

The ex of the Celtic of Vigo substituted to Antoine Griezmann in the forward and from the place of 'false 9' was the epicentre of the attacks barcelonistas. The majority of dangerous occasions of the culés in the second part went through his boots of one or another way and played a big party. It associated very well with Malcom, Carles Pérez, Aleñá or Ivan Rakitic and hardly noticed that it carried without playing a meeting of football from did months.

It is necessary to remember that it is not the first time that Rafinha stands out in a pre-season. The mediapunta Is accustoming to this and the year happened already went of the best in turns it by United States. The footballer, that is right now with a foot and half out of the Barça, neither had clear his future then and attained to convince to Ernesto Valverde in these first friendly parties of the season. In this occasion, looks for to do the same in turns it Japanese.

If it does not become by the injuries, the Hispanic-Brazilian could have been important in the FC Barcelona. It does not have a fixed place and this plays in his against in a lot of occasions, but his capacity to play in so many positions does him be a fundamental footballer for any trainer. In front of Chelsea played of false forward and surrendered of wonder, the same that it could have it done of interior or even of extreme.

Valencia is the club that more near is of his signing, but do not want to pay the 13-15 million euros that asks the Barça. The valencianistas try to pay much less and are expecting to see if the culés yield. The problem for the 'ches' is that if Rafina follows playing of this way in the next commitments of the Barcelona, could arrive to revalorizarse. His agreement finishes in 2020 and therefore urge sell him, but neither would be of the all descartable that it can remain if the 'Txingurri' like this decides it.

Rafinha, without place in the staff

The centre of the field is very populated with Frenkie of Jong, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Arthur, Aleñá and even Riqui Puig. In the forward also there is a lot of competition with Luis Suárez, Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Malcom and Philippe Coutinho. In spite of his polivalencia, the surplus of offensive footballers does that Rafinha have remained without place in this Barcelona. His exit seems almost safe, but the mediapunta will try to shine and follow enjoying of the football in this pre-season.

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