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Barcelona defender Henrique rejoins Racing on loan

July 27, 2010

Barcelona have agreed to loan Brazilian defender Henrique to Racing Santander for another season.

Henrique has so far failed to make the grade for Barca
GettyImagesHenrique has so far failed to make the grade for Barca

The 23-year-old moved to Camp Nou from Palmeiras in summer 2008 and was immediately loaned out to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen before returning to Spain last season for a year-long loan at Racing.

He played 22 matches, scoring one goal, for the Cantabrian side before ending the 2009-10 campaign with a left knee injury.

But Pep Guardiola has once again permitted him to leave the club on a temporary basis in search of first-team football.

Barca begin their Primera Division defence at Racing on the weekend of August 29.