Barca are sitting tight and not letting the Brazilian midfielder leave easily to Inter Milan, though, online sportsbooks in Italy are confident that the deal is almost done. Place your bet on Rafinha transfer odds before the agreement is signed.
The 24-year-old Rafinha Alcantara returned to training in December after getting injured against Granada nine months earlier. Although he was ready for action, Ernesto Valverde did not give him a single minute in all competitions. It was only in October last year when Rafinha’s father said his son had absolutely no interest in leaving the Catalan club, but now as he is desperate to get more minutes in pursuit for the Brazilian World Cup squad, he is willing to leave if a good deal is being offered. Online sportsbooks in Spain expect Inter, Arsenal and Celta Vigo to be on top of Rafinha transfer odds.
Inter topping Rafinha transfer odds
Inter Milan have stepped in hard recently to make a breakthrough in talks with the Catalan giants. Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio flew into Barcelona on Tuesday to tie up a deal for the midfielder. According to online sportsbook news the offer includes €20 million for taking the Brazilian on a loan for the rest of the season, before signing him permanently in the summer.
The offer has been rejected by Barca, as the Catalan side try to increase the price to around €40 million with a right to bring the Brazilian back to the Camp Nou if he responds well in Italy. Probably Inter aren’t willing to reach that far, but both clubs are still negotiating. If you feel a new deal will be signed very soon, take a look at Rafinha transfer odds at Unibet Sportsbook. The odds are 1.50 for Inter and Barca to sign a deal before closing the January window.
Arsenal and Celta Vigo did not withdraw their bid
With the increase in competition on the transfer market, Valverde included the Brazilian in the derby match against Espanyol on 77th minute as a substitute. The inclusion of the midfielder was an attempt to force the hands of the bidders. Arsenal have publicly expressed their interest even before Inter Milan. The manager Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Rafinha and he did not drop the idea of getting his man.
Since no offer has been made yet from the Premier League side, they are not the favorites on paper. At Unibet Sportsbook they are 4th placed with odds at 9.00. The other interested club is Celta Vigo. The Galicians added Rafinha to their shortlist as soon as they learned he was on the market, but they will probably step aside if the other two giants insist to sign in the man. The odds for Celta Vigo are 7.00 if they get lucky and the negotiations fail with the other two bidders, but our recommendation goes with placing a bet on Inter Milan, as they are getting closer to sign the deal.