Rafinha ‘ready for anything’

Rafinha Alcantara has explained he is ‘ready for anything’ but ‘right now I’m a Barcelona player’ after returning from a loan spell at Inter.

The Brazilian joined the Milanese giants on a loan deal from the Catalan giants with a €35m option to buy attached but despite negotiations, no deal was reached.

“Inter was a spectacular experience,” Rafinha explained to Lancenet.

“It was a style of football and a language I didn’t know. It was important for me to get back to playing as many games as possible after my injury. I knew my ability to adapt quickly would be important.

“Thanks to my teammates and the Nerazzurri fans, I was very well received and I regained my confidence in playing my style of football.

“I had a great time at Inter and I was thinking of staying. I was really convinced that with qualification for the Champions League I’d have stayed, but it didn’t happen.

“Football is still a business and sometimes people’s wishes aren’t fulfilled. Right now I’m a Barcelona player.

“I still haven’t met with the club, but in my head I have the idea of presenting myself for pre-season training on July 11 and then we’ll see.

“I’m ready for anything.”

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