Very special club takes interest in Rafinha, Valencia to face competition - ESPN
- Fiorentina are ready to enter the pursuit for the 26-year-old.
- Barcelona will let the player go for €15m.
- The Brazilian's father, Mazinho, played for Fiorentina in the 1990s.
The Viola are currently headed by their new boss, Rocco Commisso, who is an Italian businessman, and that may be the key to the club's strong interest in the 26-year-old.
Moreover, the Brazilian's father used to play for the Italian club at the beginning of the 1990s.
However, Fiorentina will still need to eliminate La Liga side, Valencia, and the negotiations with Los Che appear to be more advanced, with ex-Barca goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen pushing the midfielder towards his move.
The player's cost is valued at a number of €15m and it seems that Barcelona will not agree on a lower fee.
Rafinha surprised Cules by his stunning performance in the latest friendly fixture against Chelsea. However, the attacking midfielder is injury-prone and he is reportedly not included in Ernesto Valverde's plans for the new season.
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