NEWS
Thursday June 27 2019
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara set for Valencia

Valencia are hopeful of completing the signing of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara this month, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

It is claimed by the report that the Catalan giants are requesting a transfer fee of €15m for the midfielder, but Los Che are hopeful of reducing this amount.

Rafinha has been blighted by similar injury problems over the years - he had a stint on loan at Inter for the second half of last season but featured in just five La Liga games this campaign before suffering a MCL knee ligament injury.

The report claims that in recent weeks he has received the medical green light and is now fully ready to begin training ahead of pre-season.

The Brazilian is set to be a number of players to exit the Camp Nou this summer and goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has already joined Valencia, with Neto going the other way.

With the clubs maintaining a good relationship and locked in negotiations, it has also been suggested that Barca midfielder Denis Suarez could also be on his way to the Mestalla.

Football Italia website