Rafinha Alcantara has joined Celta Vigo on loan. Barcelona renewed his contract by one year - to 2021 - on Monday then sent the Brazilian to Galicia.
Rafinha played for Celta as a child before coming to join La Masia.
“The Galician club will pay the player’s salary and up to 1.5 million euros in variables,” said Barcelona in a statement.
Rafinha featured for Barcelona in all three of their opening La Liga matches.
With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele all out injured, Rafinha was given a chance by Ernesto Valverde, which he took, although now he must play elsewhere.