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Arsenal set sights on Brazilian ace after offering 3-year deal
According to German newspaper Sport Bild, Arsenal have offered a three-year contract to Bayern Munich defender Rafinha.
Many fans are ready to protest during our Premier League game against Norwich City this weekend, calling for change at the club following another hugely disappointing title collapse.
However, it appears unlikely there will be any change of manager as Arsene Wenger is fully expected to see-out the final year of his contract and it looks like he’s already planning ahead for next season.
Sport Bild are reporting today that we’re keen on signing Bayern Munich full-back Rafinha this summer and have offered the 30-year-old a three-year deal to come to the Emirates.
Rafinha has been in-and-out the Bayern team this season and with Carlo Ancelotti set to take over from Pep Guardiola this summer, the report suggests the Italian is willing to listen to offers.
With Mathieu Debuchy expected to leave on a permanent basis when he returns from his loan at Bordeaux at the end of the season, Arsene will need to bring in another option at right-back to support Hector Bellerin and it looks like Rafinha is on his radar.
The Brazilian international has plenty of top level experience having won three Bundesliga titles and a Champions League at Bayern, and with just one year left on his current deal, he should be available at a reasonable price.
He’d certainly be a solid back-up for Bellerin next season so I would welcome his signing, but I have my doubts over how much truth there is behind this report. Would we really offer a player who’ll be 31 in September a 3-year deal?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see but I wouldn’t be getting too excited about this one just yet….