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Friday August 24 2018
Setien: Barca's Rafinha a great player

Real Betis Coach Quique Setien has stated Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcantara is a ‘great player’ and he would welcome his arrival.

The Brazil midfielder spent the season half of last season on loan at Inter – who have once again been linked with him – while he had been involved in Barca’s pre-season.

Betis, who have also been linked with moves for Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, were said to be in talks for a loan deal for the midfielder but no agreement has been reached.

“Obviously Rafinha is a great player who could give us a lot,” Setien told local media, as cited by Sevilla Info.

“He understands perfectly our style of play and what we do. He is a player of a top level, with an extraordinary quality that would add a lot to us.

“It is true that there are also players in the squad that also have a lot of quality but I always want players to join us who going to contribute things and they will be welcome.

“Zinchenko? He is another very good footballer, but like a number of others names there are a lot of factors involved in any deal.”

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