Everton have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Barcelona midfielder, Rafinha, with the Catalan club set to transfer list their man in order to raise funds.
According to Sport, Barcelona are keen to move the Brazilian on and will now actively transfer list the midfielder as they look to bring some money into the club to allow Ronald Koeman to build his own team.
Rafinha spent last season out on loan with Celta and is among a number of players the La Liga giants will look to move on.
Everton and Wolves are both said to be keen on the 27-year-old, who has two caps for Brazil. Indeed, Sport also claimed a few weeks back that Rafinha was open to a move to the PL, putting both Nuno Santo and Carlo Ancelotti on alert.
News, then, that the player is now fully available could well intrigue both clubs.
This would be a solid signing, you play for Barcelona if you aren’t good – TBR View
In terms of strictly looking from an Everton perspective, you’d have to say this would be a good signing for the Toffees.
Rafinha is a quality operator who has impressed previously for Barcelona. It’s just that for now, he is among a group of players who the club’s powers that be deem up for grabs.
Everton needs that bit of added quality for the coming season. Last season was unacceptable given the money they’ve spent and the players they have. Adding someone like Rafinha, then, could prove a brilliant move.
Still in his prime and from a club that oozes winning, the Toffees could do a lot worse than target the South American.