With the emergence of the brilliant Joshua Kimmich, Bundesliga super club Bayern Munich find themselves in the position of having too many talented right sided defenders to keep happy.
Rafinha, the Brazilian fullback from whom Kimmich has taken over, is reportedly asking for a move away from the Bavarian club, according to Eurosport. The publication suggests that Rafinha will depart at the end of this season, upon the completion of his seventh season with the club.
The Brazilian has been a stalwart in Bayern’s defence for a number of years now, making 215 appearances for the German side in all competitions, including nine Bundesliga matches in this campaign. However with his contract expiring in the summer, Rafinha is keen on a move back to his native Brazil.
Reports suggest that both Cruzeiro and Palmeiras are interested in welcoming the right back home, and at 32-years of age this could represent the final move of his glittering career.
During his time in Bavaria the fullback has won five Bundesliga titles, three German cups and the Champions League. His huge success is impressive, especially considering the fact that he often found himself competing with German legend Philipp Lahm for the right back slot.