Rafinha Alcantara, who played the last half of last season with Inter, could be an alternative, if the Nerazzurri are unable to land Modric — and, like I said, that is looking more and more bleak as the minutes clock on.
Last season, Rafinha — who came on loan from Barcelona — made 17 appearances for Inter and scored twice to go along with three assists.
He was sent back to Barcelona as Inter could not meet the €35 million price tag the Blaugranes set for the Brazilian.
However, now with the understanding that Inter owners Suning Group willing to release some funds to bring in Modric, it bears suggesting that, if that deal doesn’t pan out, Piero Ausilio should divert some of those funds to bring Rafinha in permanently.
It is no secret that Rafinha wants to wear the Inter shirt and play for the Nerazzurri. He has mentioned it on numerous occasions. He is a great fit as an attacking midfield and he is already in tune with Luciano Spalletti’s style of play — and can succeed in that system.
With the transfer window closing this week, it is imperative that Ausilio find this missing piece and it is Rafinha that can fit that bill.
Any issues surrounding Rafinha’s health were nearly put to bed last season as he consistently saw the pitch for Inter with little problems.
He fits in the system and WANTS to play for Inter. Now would be the time for Inter to work on a deal to make this happen. Rafinha’s impact could be great, especially when you couple in Radja Nainggolan and potentially Matias Vecino and Marcelo Brozovic in the midfield.
Of course, I could be wrong.
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