On loan from PSG since January, Rafinha (29) has won over Real Sociedad, who are looking to definitively recruit him next summer, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.
Rafinha (29) finds more time playing in the Basque Country. The midfielder has been on loan since last January without an option to buy Real Sociedad from PSG and the adventure is going well. So much so that the San Sebastian club will certainly consider hiring a player next summer. The latter will only have a one-year contract with PSG, where his future is largely blocked.
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Arriving in the French capital as a market opportunity in October 2020 after a first captive, Rafinha received a significant playing time advantage for the first time under Thomas Tuchel’s orders during the 2020-2021 season. Mauricio Pochettino kept his faith in him after taking office. But this year things have changed. Rafinha only played five games with PSG between August and January before being loaned to Spain. where he lives again.
Offering between 8 and 10 million euros?
Rafinha has played 14 games (one goal) with Real Sociedad and his team’s last seven matches have just started. According to the newspaper Sport, reliability was guaranteed, while his delicate physique (especially his knees) raised some questions upon his arrival. A source told the Catalan newspaper: “Rafinha is very good for Real, he is playing very well. He has the fuel to play 65 minutes, but he is very good.”
According to the Catalan daily, Real Sociedad could offer PSG between eight and ten million euros in the event of a transfer next summer. A figure that would allow the French club to make a decent capital gain as the player was acquired from FC Barcelona in 2020 for almost free (a compensation of 1.5 million euros is mentioned). A club – where he coached – that he will get into the shoes of Real Sociedad’s midfield holder on Thursday.