PSG needed Thiago Alcantara however signed Rafinha as a substitute
Paris Saint-Germain have been focused on signing Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich this summer season, earlier than he made the transfer to Liverpool, however they ended up signing his brother as a substitute.
Thiago and Rafinha Alcantara are brothers, however whereas Rafinha represents Brazil at worldwide degree, Thiago performs for Spain. And in response to their father Mazinho, PSG sporting director Leonardo needed Thiago very a lot.
As Mazinho advised France Soccer, he and Leonardo spoke a couple of potential switch this summer season, however Thiago had his coronary heart set on Liverpool and being enthusiastic about working with Jurgen Klopp, he had already agreed to hitch the Premier League champions. Leonardo apparently wasn’t instantly focused on Rafinha, however PSG wanted a midfielder of aptitude and creativity, and he ended up altering his thoughts.
Each 27-year-old Rafinha and 29-year-old Thiago got here by way of Barcelona’s La Masia academy, and whereas Thiago made the everlasting transfer to Bayern in 2013, Rafinha stayed put and hung out on mortgage at Inter Milan and Celta Vigo. PSG signed him this summer season on a free switch from Barcelona.
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