Bayern Munich defender Rafinha is set to join Brazilian club Flamengo on a free transfer at the end of the season, the 33-year-old said on Thursday.
Rafinha, who has four international caps for Brazil, is free to reach a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club as his current deal with Bayern ends this season.
“I’ve seen Flamengo’s plans and I like them a lot,” German newspaper Bild quoted Rafinha as saying.
“I still want to win titles and I saw an opportunity with Flamengo. There is mutual interest and we are close to reaching an agreement.”
Rafinha has made 255 appearances for Bayern over eight years but his first-team opportunities this season have been limited with the emergence of 23-year-old Joshua Kimmich as the club’s first choice right back.
Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019 14:30:11 IST