Leeds United have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to the Daily Mail.

Rafinha, 27, appears to be surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp after spending last season out on loan at Celta Vigo, where he made 30 appearances in all competitions and scored four goals.

The two-time Brazil international can play in the centre of the midfield or on either wing and has been made available for Leeds to snap him up ahead of the new Premier League season kicking off next week.

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The Mail claims that Rafinha has now been offered to the newly-promoted Whites but it is noted that he has struggled with injuries and form at Barcelona.

Rafinha has spent the entirety of his career on the books at the Nou Camp but despite being 27-years-of-age, he has only made 90 first-team appearances for the La Liga giants.

He’s had two spells out on loan at Celta Viga and also spent the back end of the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Inter Milan.

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Rafinha’s versatility is something that could pique Marcelo Bielsa’s interest amid the midfielder being offered to the Whites.

According to transfermarkt, the Sao Paulo-born ace has played as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger and centre-forward in his career.

Leeds have reportedly been eyeing up Rangers attacker Ryan Kent, who is similarly versatile to Rafinha but with Steven Gerrard adamant he’s not selling his player, it would not be a shock to see the Whites turn their attention to the available Barca man.

But, Bielsa is bound to see what the Daily Mail have reported about the Brazilian and that is that he has had issues with injuries and his form.

Bielsa will probably be able to improve Rafinha but the Argentine’s murderball sessions are unlikely to be any good for the midfielder’s injury-proneness.

In other Leeds United news, fans were wowed by this fringe player’s display against Pacos de Ferreira on Saturday.


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