Rafael Da Silva is slated to remain with France in the new season.
There had been rumors that he might be moved to West Ham. He is considered a star player from Man United and serves as an asset to any club he is with. Hence, it should not come as a surprise that this full back player is being asked to stay back in Lyon. He would be returning to Premier League in the coming months as the rumors pointed out, but his agent has revealed that he would be staying on in France to play the next season.
The reports came in after West Ham had expressed interest in this international full back player from Brazil. Being from Man United he has been eyed by many clubs. West Ham has struggled in the last season and they definitely need a full back player. This outfit based in East London is looking at strengthening their right back positions. This has become a priority with the club. Rafael on the other hand, being 24 years of age, had joined Lyon for a sum of £2.5 million. The deal had taken place last summer and he had spent about seven years playing at Old Trafford.
He is definitely a player who has brought advantage for his Man United team whenever he had played for them. When he moved to Lyon he has performed similarly in a span of a year. Having scored once and provided two assists for goals, the total number of appearances last season has been 27. The contract that he formed in Lyon is valid for three years. It is said that he understands the rivalry that exists between Man United and Liverpool very well. This knowledge he gained during his seven year tenure with the team.