The FC Barcelona squad is set to undergo significant changes for the upcoming season. The attacking forwards, in particular, is eager for a change after being the team’s least impressive component this season. The signing of Lionel Messi is one of FC Barcelona’s top priorities this season. The Argentine’s contract with PSG expires at the end of the season. In addition there is no indication that the two parties would agree to an extension.
Raphinha thinks of a Barcelona-exit move this summer
As a result, FC Barcelona is becoming increasingly optimistic about reuniting with its legend for a season or two. Messi’s return might have far-reaching consequences for the club and squad. One such impact will be the reduced minutes of the team’s existing forwards.
As a result, SPORT says that Raphinha is already examining his options for the coming season, knowing that his playing time will be considerably limited when Lionel Messi returns to the club.
Furthermore, Ousmane Dembele has nearly recovered from his injury, which means he will start for the team again once he is fully fit. As Raphinha and Dembele excel at similar positions on the wing, the Brazilian’s influence to the team will diminish even further. Raphinha has attracted the interest of several Premier League clubs. He already has first-team experience in England, having played several years with Leeds United before joining FC Barcelona. Chelsea are the frontrunners in the race to recruit Raphinha this summer! Everything points to him returning to the Premier League, with Arsenal and Newcastle both making bids for him.
The Brazilian has done well for the Catalan club, reaching double figures in goals and assists. He does, however, want to ensure that his limited role in the FC Barcelona squad does not result in his exclusion from the Brazilian National Team as well. The Selecao has an abundance of strikers, including Neymar, Vini Jr., Rodrygo, and Antony to mention a few. Thus its forward line is quite competitive. Raphinha is contemplating other options in this situation to guarantee that he gets quality minutes on the pitch, which will help him preserve his position in his national squad as well.
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