Right-back Rafinha, who is currently in Sao Paulo, revealed that he was looking for three Brazilian clubs before returning to Brazil in 2019 to defend Brazil. Flamingo.
- The player has been in Europe since 2005 and has spent eight years playing Bayern Munich.
- He said he wanted to return to Brazilian football at the time, although there was a proposal to renew with the German club and other offers abroad.
- Rafinha also stated that before signing with Fla, he approached him CorinthiansAnd Palm trees And Sea trip over the years.
In 2013 I had a very close conversation with Corinthians. Then, in 2019, I had a conversation with Palmeiras. And with Cruzeiro, in 2017, I was very close with Cruzeiro. I wanted to make my career in Brazil, I only played one year Curitiba“He told the “Flow Sport Club” channel on YouTube.
Requested to Counting. There was also a proposal, in December 2018, for a further two years of the contract [com o Bayern]. But he spent a lot of time outside of Brazil, away from his family.he added.
Rafinha ended up signing Rubro-negro and It was introduced in June 2019.
However, the 37-year-old revealed that he was stunned by a “terrifying” offer sent by a Saudi club. When he was talking to Team Ryu.
The contact of the Saudi team could have happened on a day when Marcus Praz and Bruno Spindel, the directors of the Fla team, were at their home, in Germany.. Al-Janah says that the Arab mediator introduced him to French Franck Ribery, who was his partner in Bayern Munich.
Ribéry arrived home by surprise. He said: I came to hire you. There is a team in the Arabian Peninsula that wants me and I asked to sign you too. How much do you want to earn there? ‘. The guy sent the proposal. I’m scared. I gave up a lot on the financial side.”he added.
Flamengo jersey weighs a lot. Every player wants to play with Flamengo, that’s the truth. But you started to look the other way, eight years at Bayern, 15 in Europe, you thought: ‘What am I going to do there?’ Imagine if something went wrong…”Ravinia added.
With Ropero-Negro, Rafinha was a champion of the Brazilian championship, editorsand Recopa Sudamericana and Supercopa do Brasil.
The winger left the team in August 2020 to He signed with Olympiacos, from Greecewhere he remained until he returned to Brazil to defend the Syndicatein 2021. He has been playing in São Paulo since the beginning of last year.
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