Rafinha sent a classy message to Barcelona fans after completing Inter Milan move.
Inter Milan completed the signing of Barcelona Brazilian midfielder Rafinha on loan until the end of the season, with an option to a permanent move.
Inter Milan has the option to sign Rafinha for $43 million plus $3.7 million in bonuces after his loan, and that option ”must be taken up before the end of the season.”
“I almost do not have the words to express what I feel for the club that formed me as a person and a professional. I arrived in 2006, at the age of 13, as a child who never thought of living so many wonderful moments and getting so many titles.
“They have taught me almost everything I know about soccer and I have been able to fulfil my greatest dreams as canterano. Now is the time to take another path in my life.
“Eternally grateful to this shield, club, and fans who have given me all their support in the toughest moments. You are incredible.
“To my colleagues, I have been able to grow by learning from them: A heartfelt thank you. I will always wish you the best. To all the workers, from the first to the last, who have shown me their smile since being small: I will take you in my heart.
“They were 12 incredible years. You do not know how happy it made me to be able to say goodbye with my shirt on. Forca Barça and eternally Blaugrana.”
After nine months on the sideline due to a knee injury, Raphina made his first appearance of the season last week as a late substitute in Barcelona’s 1-0 Copa del Rey defeat at Espanyol.
“It’s an important stage in my life,” he said, “and I had a lot of desire to approach this new phase in my career.”
“I would love to play in lots of matches and help the team to achieve our objective, which is Champions League qualification,” Rafinha said.