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Celta Vigo sign Rafinha on loan

July 15, 2013
By ESPN staff

Celta Vigo have completed the loan signing of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.

GettyImagesRafinha will play under Luis Enrique at Celta Vigo.

Rafinha, whose brother, Thiago, left Barca for Bayern Munich on Sunday, recently penned a new three-year contract at the Camp Nou.

However, the 20-year-old will spend the coming season at Celta Vigo to gain further top-flight experience.

A statement on Barcelona’s official website read: “FC Barcelona and Celta have agreed to terms for the player Rafael Alcantara, who will join the Celestes for the 2013-14 season on loan.”

Celta, led by former Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique, have already signed centre-back Andreu Fontas from the Blaugrana.