Rafinha loaned to Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo have signed midfielder Rafinha on a season-long loan

deal from La Liga champions Barcelona.

The 20-year-old, the younger brother of Bayern Munich-bound

Thiago Alcantara, has made a handful of senior appearances at the

Nou Camp and will link up with former Barcelona B coach Luis

Enrique in Galicia.

The son of 1994 World Cup-winner Mazinho, Under-20 international

Rafinha switched allegiance from Spain to Brazil last year.

Rafinha plays primarily as an attacking midfielder and scored 10

goals for Barca’s B team in 2012-13.

He will help fill the gap left by the departure of Iago Aspas

following his transfer to Liverpool.