For this winter, Leonardo wants to downsize the workforce of PSG. And the Parisian sports director would be close to completing his first case.
Agreement between PSG and Real Sociedad for Rafinha
Not included in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans since the start of the season, Rafinha is preparing to leave Paris Saint-Germain. According to France Bleu Paris, the former attacking midfielder of FC Barcelona will return to Spain. A trend confirmed this Sunday by the Madrid daily AS, which ensures that the 28-year-old Brazilian international “will be the first to leave” PSG this winter.
Looking for a base for Neymar Jr’s compatriot, PSG sporting director Leonardo has reportedly reached a full deal with his Real Sociedad counterpart on the basis of a six-month loan. Info confirmed by the media Diario Vasco which delivers the details of the deal concluded between Paris Saint-Germain and the current 6th in the Spanish championship.
PSG Mercato: Medical examination scheduled for Monday for Rafinha
Indeed, the Basque daily confirms the agreement between PSG and Real Sociedad for Rafinha for a loan until next June. Still according to the same source, the protégé of Mauricio Pochettino is expected in Madrid in the next in order to undergo his medical examination on Monday. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano also confirms this information and adds that the two clubs have not found common ground regarding the inclusion of a purchase option in this transaction.
Under contract until June 2023, Rafinha should therefore return to Paris SG at the end of his period of provisional transfer to Real Sociedad. This Sunday, Jokin Aperribay, the president of the Spanish club, confirmed the interest in the Parisian number 12.
“Why did you choose Rafinha? He is a mature player, who has experience in La Liga, who knows Real, who was very excited to come and who can help us achieve our goals ”, he explained in comments relayed by Hadrien Grenier on Twitter. Engaged in a vast company of degreasing, Leonardo is therefore on the verge of formalizing his first success.