Rafinha Alcantara’s father and agent Mazinho has confirmed his son will seek an exit from Barcelona in the January transfer window.
The Brazilian midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter but since returning to the Camp Nou has only been involved in four La Liga games.
“Rafinha does not understand the (selection) situation,” Mazinho told an interview with Diario Sport.
“Only the Coach can answer that question and we are focused on making sure Rafinha plays regular first-team football, which is currently not happening.
“He will get a run of games (at Barca) and he plays well, then he is dropped, so it does not seem like an ideal situation for him at this point.
“We are considering an exit, yes, because this situation is not what we want and he needs to be playing 30 or 40 games a season, and that will not happen here.
“He wants a regular run of games, there are clubs interested who would be able to give him it and we believe Barca would give a sale the green light.”