Rafinha signs one-year deal with Sao Paulo

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-21 09:30:10|Editor: huaxia

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Sao Paulo have reached an agreement to sign former Bayern Munich defender Rafinha on a free transfer, the Brazilian club said on Monday.

The 36-year-old's contract will run until the end of 2022, with an option of a one-year extension if both parties agree.

"We've just signed a contract with right-back Rafinha," Sao Paulo president Julio Casares told reporters.

"His technical ability and leadership qualities are vital. He will be available at the start of the pre-season [in January]. His salary is well within our budget and has performance-based incentives."

Rafinha became a free agent after leaving Gremio following their relegation to Brazil's Serie B earlier this month.

Sao Paulo finished 13th in the 20-team Brazilian Serie A standings this year, just five points above the relegation zone. Enditem

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