Rafinha signs new Barcelona contract before moving to Celta Vigo on loan

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Rafinha has signed a one-year contract extension at Barcelona and completed a loan move to Celta Vigo.

The Brazil international, 26, who has featured in all three of Barcelona’s games so far this season, had entered the final year of his existing deal at the Nou Camp.

His new contract takes him up to the end of the 2020-21 season but he will spend the rest of this campaign at Celta Vigo.

A statement on Vigo’s website said: “FC Barcelona and Rafinha have agreed on the renewal of the player’s contract through to the end of the 2020/21 season.

“Additionally, Barca and Celta Vigo have come to an agreement whereas Rafinha will play at Celta on loan for the 2019/20 season. Celta thus take on Rafinha’s salary plus potential add-ons of up to 1.5million euros.

“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express its gratitude to Rafinha for his commitment and dedication, and wishes him the best of luck and continued success.”

Most popular

Fernando Llorente signs on at Napoli, Bobby Duncan gets his contentious Liverpool exit

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has joined Serie A side Napoli.

The Spanish forward already has two Scudetto titles from his time in Italy with Juventus between 2013 and 2015.

The 34-year-old started his career at Athletic Bilbao, making over 320 appearances and scoring more than 100 goals before his move to Italy.

After Juventus, Llorente then spent time with Sevilla and Swansea before his move to Spurs in 2017 for a reported £12 million.

At the north London side, he scored 13 goals in 66 appearances, including significant goals last season against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City as Tottenham reached the final of the Champions League.

Llorente had been without a club since he left Spurs at the end of his contract in June.

Liverpool are set to offload youth team striker Bobby Duncan to Fiorentina after the Serie A side made an offer to buy him permanently.

The PA news agency understands the Italians will pay €2m up front with a 20-per-cent sell- on fee for the player.

Last week the club were firm in their stance that the 18-year-old, a scorer of 32 goals for the Under-18s in his first season since arriving from Manchester City, would not be leaving.

Copy provided by Press Association Sport

Most popular

Arsenal winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan edges closer to joining Roma on loan

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Arsenal winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan is being targeted by Roma on a loan deal ahead of the European transfer window closing, according to the Daily Mail which cites Sky Sports Italy.

The 30-year-old, who was a substitute in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Sunday, sits behind Nicolas Pepe and Reiss Nelson in the Emirates Stadium pecking order.

The Armenian has appeared 56 times and scored nine goals for Arsenal in the 18 months since he joined from Manchester United.

Nottingham Forest’s highly-rated forward Arvin Appiah has signed with Spanish second division side Almeria according to the Sun.

The England under-18 international was being courted by Manchester United but the La Liga 2 franchise secured his signature for £8million.

The Amsterdam-born player, 18, earned 11 caps for his country’s youth side but had just six league appearances and one goal for Forest.

Martin Skrtel and Atalanta have decided to end the former Liverpool defender’s contract by “mutual consent” just weeks after he signed with the Serie A club, the Daily Mail says.

The 34-year-old Slovakian did not end up playing a minute for Atalanta and the paper reports he had a difference of opinion with manager Gian Piero Gasperini.

Provided by Press Association Sport 

Most popular