“I’m playing, and that’s important because it allows me to grow and find the right rhythm to reach top condition. NaijaBet.com
Whether the Milan club would be prepared to part with that kind of money remains to be seen but if they can secure a Champions League place they may be persuaded to do so. NaijaBet.com
Inter are currently in fifth just outside the Champions League places but only trailing both Roma and Lazio, the sides directly above them, by one point. NaijaBet.com
“I’ve been confident from the first day, Inter is a great team and we have the chance to reach our objective [the Champions League],” Rafinha added. NaijaBet.com
Rafinha has made 10 appearances for Inter Milan grabbing an assist in the game against Bologna. NaijaBet.com
Inter Milan’s Brazilian signings
If the Nerazzurri were to make Rafinha’s deal permanent then he would join a long line of his fellow countrymen to have arrived at the Giuseppe Meazza.
Jair – 1962-67 & 1968-72
Jair Da Coasta or just Jair as he was known to Inter fans, started his career with Sao Paolo based side Portuguesa before moving to Milan. During his two spells with the club the winger made 199 league appearances, scoring 53 times.
Julio Cesar – 2005-2012
During his prime Cesar was classed as one of the best Goalkeepers in the world, known for his athleticism and agility while also having a good reputation as a shot stopper and saver of penalties. NaijaBet
Roberto Carlos – 1995-96
Roberto Carlos only played one season with the Nerazzurri but he will still be remembered as one of the most famous Brazilians ever to play for the club. Known for the power in his left foot and his free-kick ability Roberto Carlos’ time at Inter was not a great success.
Inter finished 7th that year and despite scoring a 30-yard free-kick on his debut, Roberto Carlos was unhappy with then coach Roy Hodgson wanting to play him as a left-winger rather than at left-back. He would leave at the end of the season to join Real Madrid, going on to become one of the greatest full backs of all time.
Adriano – 2001-02 & 2004-09
The powerful Brazilian striker had a mixed time with Inter. Capable of sublime brilliance, Adriano would score 48 times in 123 league appearances for the club. NaijaBet.com
After joining from Flamengo he would play just eight times for Inter before being sent on loan to Fiorentina and then to Parma as part of a co-ownership deal. He was a huge success with Gialloblu scoring 23 times in 37 league appearances.
He returned to Inter and enjoyed a prolific spell before off the field issues hampered his time at the Nerazzurri. NaijaBet.com
Ronaldo – 1997-2002
For five years, Ronaldo graced Serie A with some of the best football of the world had ever seen. The striker was fast, powerful and had one of the most devastating finishes of any striker of his time.
His crown as the best Brazilian to play for Inter will take some beating.