Barcelona is currently leading the race to sign Brazilian winger Raphinha from Leeds United. The attacker is available in this summer window. He has performed well in the Premier League and is attracting interest from all the big clubs.
Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Manchester City are also interested in the 25-year old winger. He has scored nine goals and registered 3 assists for Leeds United this season.
Raphinha’s love for Barcelona
According to a recent report, Raphinha has told his agent to negotiate only with the Catalan giants. Moreover, Barcelona has already placed a 5-year contract on the table. Raphinha has a contract with Leeds United that will run until 2024. So, Leeds are in a good position to get a good price for the winger.
Also, Barcelona could also include defender Oscar Mingueza in their offer. Xavi who is an admirer of Raphinha would want him to replace his outgoing winger Ousmane Dembele. He has not yet agreed on a new contract and can leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window for free.
Reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has also spoken about the situation. He said that Barca are in advanced talks to sign the winger and has already contacted his agent Deco. His agent is looking to persuade Leeds United to let go of their star man.
Raphinha is destined for a top club and Barcelona could make him the next big thing in La Liga. He could follow in the footsteps of famous Brazilian Ronaldinho and who has already played for the Catalans. Moreover, his speed, passing along with his vision will prove a boost to this current Barcelona side.
It’s just a matter of time until we see Raphinha playing for one of the top clubs in Europe. And Barcelona could definitely be one of them.
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