Rafinha would make a welcome addition to Joachim Low's disjointed Germany side

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As far as the situation involving Bayern Munich full-back Rafinha is concerned, the popular saying, "One man's loss is another man's gain," could not be said better.

On one side of the fence, sit a disgruntled, Brazil who despite not showing the implications that it could incur down the line, posted a picture of Rafinha shadowed by the dominative emblem of the Selecao, stating that the 30-year-old had dropped out of the national squad ahead of next month's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela.


However on the other side, the European side, sit Germany who have been made aware regarding the situation involving Rafinha, and will be more than interested in incorporating a player into their team who can solve an never-ending problem to the World Champion's defensive indifferences.


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Since the retirement of Philipp Lahm in the wake of leading his country to their fourth World Cup title, Germany have been unable to find an answer to filling their full-back woes, with Liverpool's Emre Can an unfamiliar figure in the right back position.

With Euro 2016 less than nine months away and with the national team in touching reach of booking their tickets for France, Joachim Low is still at a dead end regarding a starting eleven which have the best the chance of guiding the Eagles to their first European title since 1996.

Another problem is that Per Mertesacker has also since retired from representing Germany meaning that Low has been forced to juggle around a relatively young crop of youngsters and placing them into positions which they are unfamiliar with.

Perhaps, the best example of this could be seen with Can who was deployed as a right back for Germany's Group D qualifying victory over 3-1 Poland earlier this month, with the 21-year-old guilty of being regularly out of position and allowing Robert Lewandowski to score a first-half equaliser.


Despite boasting a side with a rich blend of experience and youth, Low is struggling to find consistent performers both at the back and up front, with lukewarm Mario Goetze struggling to deal with the expectations of being named Germany's out and out striker.

One other key problem which is apparent with this current crop of German talent is that they fail to display a defence which is able to calm the nerves of both Low and Manuel Neuer who has had to pick the ball out of his net three times in his last two competitive games for the black and whites.

Now with Rafinha hinting that he is not interested in playing for Brazil again by citing that there are several other players in his position who will force him to sit on the bench, the German Football Federation will no doubt be exploring the option of the 30-year-old switching allegiances.

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Having first arrived on German shores in 2005 as a new signing for Schalke 04, the half-pint defender has grown accustomed to life in the central European country by learning the language and engaging in the rich culture.

Although Rafinha might be eligible for nationalisation, the fact that he moved to Italy between 2010-2011 to play for Genoa, could cause problems as he has not been living permanently in Germany for the past eight years.

However, with Rafinha confirming his intentions of acquiring a German passport as a means of acquiring citizenship of the country and with Low in dire need of adding further experience to his side, the situation could be resolved very quickly.

Indeed, this is not the first time that the German football Association have made an attempt to incorporate a Brazilian into the national set-up with Cacau, not to be confused with the cacao plant which supplies the world with chocolate, once a former VFB Stuttgart striker scoring six goals in 23 appearances for the eagles in a three year period between 2009-2012.   

Although Brazil seem disinterested in this possible revelation, Germany could be about to get a deal which could bring them a step closer towards their goal of winning a record fourth European trophy. 

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