Thiago one of the best in the world, claims Rafinha

The attacking midfielder feels his elder brother has developed one of the stars of the game following his move to Germany
By Adrian Boullosa

Barcelona youngster Rafinha Alcantara, currently on loan at Celta de Vigo, believes that his brother Thiago has become one of the best players in the world.

Thiago joined Bayern from Barcelona ahead of the 2013-14 campaign and has developed into an important first-team member after his early months at the club were blighted by injury.

"Thiago is doing very well at Bayern. He is an excellent player and he's one of the best in the world for me," Rafinha told Goal.

"He has been showing that he has a lot of talent. He has improved a lot from a tactical point of view as well.

"You can see that he is brimming with confidence working under Pep Guardiola and I hope that he can keep this up."

Thiago, 22, has a contract with Bayern until the summer of 2017.