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Ex-Man Utd fullback Rafael free agent after leaving Istanbul Basaksehir

Rafael da Silva has left Istanbul Basaksehir.

The former Manchester United fullback signed for the Super Lig side in September 2020 on a two-year contract with the option of a third,

But after just one year in Turkey, the Brazilian defender has posted a farewell message on his Instagram account revealing that he has left the club and is now looking for a new challenge.

In a short statement on his official account, the 31-year-old said: "I would like to thank you Başakşehir and also Okan Buruk to trust in my work.

"Sadly the way it goes. Things changes football is like this. I couldn't fight for you this season but it was a nice year here with open and down. Now it's time for a new challenge! Let's go!"


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