According to Spanish media reports, FC Barcelona ace Rafinha Alcantara is allegedly considering his future at the Catalan club after the signing of Brazil international playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Premier League side Liverpool, with North London outfit Arsenal among his suitors.
According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, the 24-year-old midfielder is aware he requires to play more often and seems to be considering a couple of bids, including from Seire A giants Inter Milan and Premier league side Arsenal.
Once tagged a promising youngster at the Camp Nou, things haven’t worked out for the midfielder as planned due to a number of high-Calibre competition for playing spots in midfield.
North London giants Arsenal could now enjoy from that as Phillipe Coutinho only adds to the problem of Rafinha in that position following his acquisition in the last couple of days.
The South American is certainly ready to become an important member of Ernesto Valverde’s team, and the gunners will be delighted if that means the club can then pounce for one of their transfer targets.
Don Balon suggest French boss Arsene Wenger could see the Barcelona ace as a like-for-like replacement for Germany international attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil, who is nearing the conclusion of his deal at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal supporters may want to see the side go in for a more proven player, though beggars cannot be choosers at the moment as the 2003 Premier League champions may struggle to attract World Class players to the Emirates Stadium without UEFA Champions League football.