His contract ended in summer 2016
Rafael Alcantara, Rafinha, is one of the most valued players by Luis Enrique. The Asturian coach really trusts in the Brazilian and he has placed him in different positions on the field: in the forward covering Neymar's low or in the midfield, the position that is most natural for him.
The commitment of the coach for Rafinha will be also strengthened by the club. The Brazilian's contract with Barcelona ends on June 30, 2016, so solve the continuity of the player is, therefore, one of the most urgent tasks for Robert Fernández, technical secretary of FC Barcelona.
This Friday, Fernández explained in different media that the renwal of the player is almost closed. According to the newspaper Sport, his contract might be extended up to 4 or 5 years.