The Brazilian midfielder is not playing consistently at Barcelona. Roma are chasing Rafinha to improve their midfield.
Roma’s main issue since the beginning of the season is the lack of options in midfield. Daniele De Rossi will be out for a while due to a fastidious knee injury that might bother the player sometimes in the future as well. Moreover, the club of Trigoria cannot only rely on a 35-year-old player albeit he is one of their legendary sons.
Bryan Cristante passed through tough moments in the eternal city. His recent performances have been better, though. But the Roma sporting director and Eusebio Di Francesco want to find a pure playmaker on the market.
According to the Spanish outlet Don Balon, Roma are chasing Barcelona‘s Rafinha. The coach of the blaugrana Valverde is not happy with his contribution to the team. Nowadays, Rafinha is almost always a background actor in Spain.
The 25-year-old midfielder got Spanish citizenship as well and on January 22, 2018, he moved to Inter where he had a positive Italian experience.
Although his price-tag could be high, reportedly up to €35 million, Monchi is monitoring the situation and could challenge other top European sides for the talented midfielder. Rafinha knows the Italian Serie A and its extreme tactical approach. It would be an advantage for Roma to bring home a midfielder that has already passed his probation period in such a tough championship.
Don Balon also reported that Barcelona’s Denis Suarez would be on Monchi’s agenda as well. Chelsea and Napoli are interested in the midfielder and his overall price is about €15m.