The end of Barcelona, Rafinha, joins Celta Vigo on loan
BARCELONA: end of Barcelona Rafinha Alcantara extended his contract for one year and then joined Celtic vigo on loan on Monday, the Spanish champions said in a statement.
The Brazilian agreement expired at the end of the season, so the Catalans renewed it to prevent it from being free next year.
The Galician club will pay the player's salary and up to 1.5 million euros ($ 1.67 million) in variables, Barcelona said.
Rafinha, 26, has appeared for Barça in each of his first three the league matches in the absence of injuries from Lionel messi , Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembele.
The midfielder returns to Vigo where he played at the youth level before joining the La Masia academy in Barcelona.