Brazilian for Brazilian. Half of the teams in the Premier League are interested in the Barca man, and the Catalans want the Liverpool star. Why not make a switch?
Barcelona do not want to lose Rafinha, but his exit is being considered at the Camp Nou as it would serve to attract Coutinho. At this moment in time, it seems the only way to sign the Brazilian ace.
Liverpool are unwilling to pay Rafinha’s release clause, of 75 million euros. However, reports in England suggest that an initial bid of around 40 million euros has been submitted.
Barcelona would respond to said offer in a rather logical way: Coutinho in exchange for Rafinha and an additional fee which would not be under 50 million euros.
The Catalan club could repeat the operation they implemented to sign Ibrahimovic in 2009. Back then, Barcelona paid Inter 70 million, as well as Eto’o, who was valued at 35 million euros.