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Rafinha joins PSG from Barcelona

FC Barcelona's Rafinha Alcantara celebrates after scoring against Paris St Germain during their friendly soccer match at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris August 4, 2012. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Files

MADRID (Reuters) - French champions Paris St Germain have completed the signing of midfielder Rafinha Alcantara from Barcelona, both sides confirmed on Monday.

Brazil international Rafinha, younger brother of Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, came through the famed La Masia academy at Barca and won three La Liga titles with the Spanish club.

He spent the past two campaigns on loan at Inter Milan and Celta Vigo.

Spanish media reports say the deal is worth up to three million euros ($3.54 million) in variables.

The 27-year-old is PSG’s second transfer deadline day signing after the arrival of defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira on loan from Porto.

Reporting by Joseph Cassinelli; Editing by Christian Radnedge