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Rafinha is therefore the first player to leave PSG during this winter transfer window. Not playing with Mauricio Pochettino, the Brazilian went to seek playing time at Real Sociedad, where he was loaned without an option to buy until the end of the season. What to delight the main interested.
On the last day of the 2020 summer transfer window, Leonardo had reserved a surprise for everyone by going to look for Rafinha to FC Barcelona. The Brazilian then arrived for free. A bet that turned out to be far from paying off. Despite the talent that the brother of Thiago Alcantara, that was not enough for him to make a place in the workforce of Mauricio Pochettino. Moreover, under the orders of the Argentinian, Rafinha played very little. A delicate situation which precipitated his departure from PSG. Whereas Leonardo wants to degrease this winter, the former Barça therefore took the exit door and this Monday, his arrival at the Real society has been formalized. At 28, the Brazilian international therefore returns to La Liga by disembarking in San Sebastian, where he was loaned without an option to buy until the end of the season. ” The truth is, I am very excited and very happy to have come to this club, which is doing very good things. I am attracted by the enthusiasm and the hunger they have to win, to conquer beautiful things », Notably dropped Rafinha on his arrival for the media of the Real society.
“I am very happy to have arrived at a big club like this one”
And this Tuesday, Rafinha added a layer concerning his joy at having joined the Real society for this second part of the season. Presented to the press, the player loaned by the PSG thus blurted out: ” Thank you for the trust. I’m very happy to have arrived at a great club like this and can’t wait to start with my teammates. My representative has been talking to me about the interests of Real for a few months. I find it exciting. The desire to win at a club like this attracted me. I consider myself a midfielder, but I am at the coach’s disposal if he also wants me to play as a full-back. I’m fine physically, I’m ready to have some minutes. I don’t know anyone in this locker room. I have already been told about a spectacular dressing room and Imanol is a very great coach. We know what Real offers. My dad is glad that I come to this club ».
A craze also shared by the Real society. Present during this presentation, Some Aperribay, president of the Basque club, also expressed his joy at being able to count on the services of Rafinha, a player he wanted to recruit as quickly as possible. ” One of the objectives was that he could come as quickly as possible. The month of January is very important to face the 3 competitions that we have. (…) Our desire was for him to be with us for January 1st », He explained to the journalists concerning this operation. Rafinha.