Rafinha Alcántara, during a warming with Paris Saint-Germain


The PSG preferred to another ex player of the Barça, but remained with Rafinha

Published:5/11/2020 - 14:01h

Updated:5/11/2020 - 14:01h

The father of the brothers Alcántara revealed that the PSG was interested first in signing Thiago, but the player already had arrived to an agreement with the Liverpool

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Mazinho, father of Thiago and Rafinha, conceded an interview for 'France Football', in where it revealed that the sportive director of the Parisian group, Leonardo Araújo, tried fichar to the ex player of the Bayern Munich, but this already had an agreement with the current champion of the Premier League, by what finished achieving to his another son: Rafinha.

"Already it had spoken with Leonardo does a time, but was by Thiago. Leonardo wanted to ficharlo by the PSG, but Thiago already had arrived to an agreement with the Liverpool. Afterwards we speak of Rafa, but he did not form part of the plans of Leonardo in this moment. I think that it had to have it thought, that darse of the nature of the opportunity and that ficharlo would be a hit", explained Mazinho.

Of the same way, revealed that Araújo changed of opinion and the same Monday put hands to the work to fulfil the dream of Rafinha: "Leonardo had changed of opinion. It was the Monday that had to work hard to convince to both clubs. We were scared, but thank heaven, five or six hours before the deadline, attain an agreement. Leonardo wanted to Thiago, achieved to Rafinha. And for Rafa, went a dream join to a club like this".

The mediapunta Hispanic-Brazilian arrived free from the FC Barcelona, although the rojiazules could pay until three million euros in variables by his traspaso. His fast adaptation in the French team and the have found to an old fellow as it is it Neymar Jr, has done that the footballer seats received in the team.

The numbers of Thiago and Rafinha

To date and because of his injury, Thiago has contested two commitments with the Liverpool in the Premier League; the first with a victory in front of Chelsea (0-2), and the second in the derbi in front of the Everton (2-2), in where had a big performance. Likewise, it has awarded 147 good passes and 10 balloons recovered between the two meetings.

By his part, his brother Rafinha has played in 5 commitments with the Parisian team; three of Tie it 1 with a sumatoria of 127 good passes and 19 balloons recovered, and two in the UEFA Champions League, with a balance of 4 victories and a defeat (in front of the Manchester United 1-2). Of the same way, registers 25 good passes.

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