Rafinha to join Schalke

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Schalke has signed Brazil under-20 international defender Rafinha from Coritiba.

Rafinha to join Schalke
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Gelsenkirchen:

Schalke has signed Brazil under-20 international defender Rafinha from Coritiba. The 19-year-old cost an estimated $6.1 million and signed a four-year contract. "We watched him several times. He played so well that we decided he was worth it,'' said Schalke general manager Rudi Assauer on Monday. Schalke finished runner-up to Bayern Munich last season and Rafinha became the club's fifth new signing. Bayern and Schalke are among five teams that have started the Bundesliga season with two victories. (AP)

Topics : Football FC Schalke 04
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