"Barcelona has the cards on the table and renewal depends on them"
Rafinha is experiencing one of the sweetest moments as footballer, since it seems that he has the confidence of Luis Enrique and this season he has been starter in three of five official matches. In addition, on Saturday he made his debut for Brazil in a friendly against Costa Rica, where he played the last 10 minutes.
The father and agent of the player, Mazinho, spoke with Weloba in negotiations to renew the player and said they are working to get the best conditions. The Brazilian's contract ends on June 30, 2016, but Barcelona's technical director, Robert Fernández, has said that negotiations to renew him are underway.
Moreover, who was world champion with Brazil in 94, also talked about the debut of his son with canarinha and the pride he feels when he sees that he is following his steps.
Renewal with Barcelona
"We are talking with Barcelona and there are still a lot of topics to tackle. We are working because we want the best for him. He is not a young player anymore; he has shown he is mature."
"Rafa is an international player and we must assess this situation. He is prepared to do a big step forward."
"He is ok because he is playing. Let's see what happens and if he keeps playing on January, when FIFA's ban will be over. Now they don't have more players."
"Barcelona have the cards on the table and the renewal depends on them."
Luis Enrique's confidence
"If he plays, he is happy. The most important thing is that he plays. If he has the confidence of the coach but he doesn't have minutes, he won't be happy."
Debut with canarinha
"I'm really proud and happy of it because reaching this was a dream for him."
"I didn't tell him any advice because he is a player with capacity to act well. He doesn't need advice, he is playing for Barcelona! He is very calm."
"I'm proud of watching him following my steps."