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Genoa refit continues with Rafinha

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2010, 18.42CET
Genoa CFC have followed up Tuesday's signing of midfielder Miguel Veloso with the acquisition of 24-year-old Brazilian full-back Rafinha from FC Schalke 04 on a "multi-year contract".
Genoa refit continues with Rafinha
Rafinha spent five seasons at Schalke ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 4 August 2010, 18.42CET

Genoa refit continues with Rafinha

Genoa CFC have followed up Tuesday's signing of midfielder Miguel Veloso with the acquisition of 24-year-old Brazilian full-back Rafinha from FC Schalke 04 on a "multi-year contract".

Genoa CFC's summer recruitment drive continued on Wednesday with the signing of FC Schalke 04 full-back Rafinha.

The 24-year-old has agreed a "multi-year contract" with Genoa after spending five years at Schalke. A reported €9m fee has been paid for Rafinha, who scored seven times in 153 German Bundesliga appearances for the UEFA Champions League group stage entrants.

Rafinha becomes Genoa's second addition this week after Sporting Clube de Portugal's Miguel Veloso traded places with Alberto Zapater on Tuesday. Capped once by Brazil, the former Coritiba FC right-back also follows Portugal goalkeeper Eduardo, Hungarian international striker Gergely Rudolf and Luca Toni in joining the Rossoblù this summer.

Gian Piero Gasperini's side finished ninth in Serie A last term and are therefore not in European competition this season.

Last updated: 04/08/10 19.58CET

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