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Barcelona loanee Rafinha making instant impression at Inter

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FC Internazionale v Bologna FC - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

It’s fair to say that Rafinha has made an instant impression at Inter Milan after moving to San Siro on loan in January.

The Brazilian has made three substitute appearances and in his latest outing he was the catalyst for victory over Bologna.

Rafinha took to the pitch on 58 minutes with the score at 1-1 and within five minutes it was 2-1 to Inter as he set up Yann Karamoh for the winner.

It was an impressive cameo from the Barcelona loanee who completed six take-ons, made two key passes, put in three crosses, had a pass accuracy of 85.2% and grabbed an assist in his 32 minutes on the pitch (via WhoScored.com).

The midfielder will be hoping he has done enough to force his way into Luciano Spalletti’s starting XI and continue to impress between now and the end of the campaign.

Rafinha is on loan with Inter until the end of the season and the deal includes a purchase option whereby the Italian club can buy the the 25-year-old for €35 million plus €3m in variables.