Barcelona midfielder Rafinha's father, Mazinho, has claimed his son's proposed switch from the Camp Nou to Inter Milan is simply to record more minutes on the pitch.
According to Gazetta dello Sport, as quoted by the Daily Mail, the Brazilian is set to make an initial temporary move from the La Liga leaders to
Rafinha's gonna be a carbon copy of Thiago, trust. Barca's gonna regret selling him— Shah (@OhhManeMane) January 22, 2018
“Rafinha wants to join Inter because he simply wants to play”, Mazinho told Brazilian news outlet Globo Esporte.
“It’s very difficult to get into the Barcelona side as there are so many players. He also had the bad luck of getting that knee injury over the last two years.
“He just wants to play, feel happy and do what he loves at an excellent club like Inter.
“Rafinha has a contract with Barcelona until 2020. We’re drawing up a pre-contract with Inter until 2021.”