Rafinha Alcántara, abandoning the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper


Would the Barça have kept to Rafinha Alcántara in the team?

Published:9/10/2020 - 01:54h

Updated:9/10/2020 - 16:37h

The Brazilian Rafinha Alcántara, now in the rows of the PSG, could have been an interesting option to do rotations in the line-up of Ronald Koeman

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Rafinha Alcántara already is one more than the Paris Saint-Germain. The mediocampista offensive Brazilian left given, as if it treated of an offering of peace, to the Parisian club, where reencontró with his ex mates barcelonistas Mauro Icardi and Neymar Jr.

The main reason that it left in such a way of the rows of the FC Barcelona was the "operation gone out" that the team made to reduce drastically the mass salarial that handled . Incidentally, it is valid to think that the technical body decided not having the minor of the brothers Alcántara to be able to offer him a greater quantity of minutes to Pedri and to Francisco Trincao, two youngsters and recent incorporations of the plantel culé with which Rafinha shares the main demarcations in which it can play (mediocampista offensive or right extreme).

However and, mediating in favour of the stay of the canterano in the Camp Nou, does not leave to be interesting the fact to imagine to Rafinha like a possible spare of Philipe Coutinho in the position of mediocampista offensive of the new diagram 4-2-3-1 that has posed Ronald Koeman. Certainly this demarcation requires several of the characteristics of which has the now player of the PSG, like the agility, the creativity for the distribution of the game, a good dribbling and the thought to the verticality.

What has finished being a reality is that the FC Barcelona has bet to the future that offer Pedri and Trincao on the maturity of Rafinha. The decision can go out very well or very bad, everything will depend on to analyse the development that really arrive to have the two youngsters in the Barça in front of the performance that reach the ex Celtic of Vigo in the rows of the Parisian group.

Rafinha And his sad final like Barcelona

Once left to the PSG, fits rememorar what went the step of Rafinha Alcántara by the first team of the Barcelona, since this period was of heights and basses for the player and the club. Since it went back of his first cession to the Celtic of Vigo in 2014, the son of the ex footballer Mazinho attained to contest 90 parties with the T-shirt culé, marked in 12 occasions, delivered eight assistances and achieved 10 titles.

Marginado By the injuries, Rafinha was yielded in two opportunities more: in 2018 to the Inter of Milan and in 2019 again to the Celtic of Vigo, being important for said clubs in both periods. Sadly, before signing his goodbye to the FC Barcelona, the canterano happened more time between cottons that in the lawn of the Camp Nou while had the opportunity to fulfil his dream to defend the shield of the club where formed .

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