Monday January 22 2018
Rafinha: ‘Great to join Inter’

Rafinha says “it’s a great feeling” to sign for Inter on loan from Barcelona, and aims to help them reach the Champions League.

The Brazilian has signed on loan with an option to buy worth €35m, plus another potential €3m in bonuses.

“I’m really happy,” Rafinha told Inter TV.

“It’s a great feeling to be here. It’s an important stage in my life and I had a lot of desire to approach this new phase in my career.

“There have been a lot of important players at Inter who have made history. I want to do my best and give everything to finish as high as possible and win titles with this shirt.

“I hope to play in as many matches as possible and help the team to reach our objective, which is Champions League qualification.

“I can cover a lot of roles, be it on the right or left. I’ve chosen the number eight shirt.

“Teammates? "It’s always nice to have players who speak your language in the squad, I also know Mauro [Icardi], I’ve played with him before."

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