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Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona playmaker Rafinha, according to reports.
Rafinha is a product of Barcelona’s La Masia academy and was one who showed huge potential in his youth days.
However, at 24, he is still finding it difficult to break into’s Barca’s star studded first team.
He has made just fourteen starts for Barcelona across all competition this season and is now being linked with a move away from the club.
According to Don Balon via London Football, Arsenal are big admirers of the midfielder and will look to take advantage of his situation by launching a bid to sign him this summer.
The playmaker who has a contract with Barca until 2020 is expected to cost around £20m.
While his price tag isn’t on the high side, we could face serious competition from Juventus, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund who are all interested in his services.
However it is Juventus and BVB who can really rival us for the Brazillian’s signature as Barcelona will not do any business with Madrid if they were to sell the midfielder.
A centre midfielder by trade, Rafinha could come in as as a long-term replacement to Santi Cazorla.
Arsenal have had success working with players from Barcelona in the past and that could help persuade him to join us.
Just like his elder brother Thiago, Rafinha has the quality to become a top centre midfielder and will be a great signing for us.
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