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Report: West Ham or Everton could sign Barcelona ace Rafinha for £14.3m

According to a report from Spanish publication Sport, West Ham cannot be ruled out as a potential destination for Barcelona ace Rafinha. Everton and Arsenal were also named as clubs who could sign the Brazilian play-maker.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Strengthening his defence and centre-forward department should be the Scot’s priority. But if there is any money left over, the addition of an attack-minded midfielder would not go a miss.

Especially if Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini are moved on this summer.

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And Sport claims that Barcelona’s Rafinha could be an option for West Ham. The east London outfit could face competition from Everton and Arsenal for the Brazilian’s signature, however.

Sport reckon the 27-year-old could be available for just £14.3 million this summer.

Rafinha, brother of Liverpool linked Thiago, is incredibly versatile. He can play anywhere across midfield, in more advanced roles on either wing or in the number 10 position.

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The two-capped Brazil international racked up four goals and one assist in 29 La Liga games during a loan spell with Celta Vigo last season (Transfermarkt).

Rafinha (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Rafinha is technically gifted, possesses a wonderfully wide range of passing and can create something out of nothing.

In 29 La Liga outings last season, the Barca ace averaged 44.1 passes per game with a superb completion rate of 87.1% (Who Scored).

For just £14.3 million, he would be a great addition for West Ham. As we all know, however, funds are extremely tight at the London Stadium. So it would be no surprise to see Rafinha end up at either Everton or Arsenal instead.

Stranger things have happened though right? We can but only dream.


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