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Barcelona Transfer News: Newcastle United want Raphinha

Barcelona Transfer News: Newcastle United reportedly made a verbal offer in the area of €80 million to persuade Raphinha away from Barcelona, according to a report from reputable Spanish journalist Gerard Romero on Jijantes FC.

After failing to sign him last summer, speculation has surfaced suggesting that Raphinha has become a priority target for Newcastle. The 26-year-old turned down a contract with Newcastle last year to sign with Barcelona for a reported €65 million (plus add-ons from Leeds United). The winger had a sluggish start to life in Catalonia but has really picked it up in the second half of the season.

Despite not being Barcelona’s first-choice right winger, the 26-year-old has excelled on both wings this season, contributing to ten goals and eleven assists across all competitions. Xavi prefers Ousmane Dembele to play on the right wing. However, an injury has forced the Frenchman to miss three months of action.

Although Xavi is said to hold the Brazilian international in high regard, his future is still unclear. If Barcelona were to acquire Lionel Messi for the next season, Raphinha’s playing time may be threatened for a few reasons.

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Second, this summer, the Catalan Club will attempt to balance its budget. To make room for the winger’s sacrifice. According to reports, Barcelona is in dire need of “making a big sale’ in order to acquire substantial sums. This summer, Newcastle is expressing serious interest in signing Raphinha and is prepared to spend a large money to do so.

Newcastle seems to be on track for a historic campaign. The Magpies have shown themselves to be a formidable opponent, losing just two of their 33 total contests. They have a game in hand and are now third in the league, nine points clear of Liverpool in fifth. This means they have a great shot of making the Champions League next year.

Barcelona Transfer News: Cash-rich According to reports, Raphinha has drawn the attention of Newcastle United, who are apparently willing to pay a hefty transfer fee to get his services this coming summer

You could say they’ve exceeded expectations this season. To compete with the finest teams and endure the rigours of playing in Europe’s premier league, Eddie Howe will need to add quality players to his roster this summer.

Howe and Co. must be considering signing Raphinha since he is not cheap but would be a low-risk, high-reward deal due to his proven success in the Premier League. However, whether or not €80 million is sufficient to acquire the Barcelona star remains to be seen.

Howe has started the season with Miguel Almiron and Jacob Murphy on the right flank. But in the open areas, Raphinha would add more speed and style. He should have no trouble adapting to the high-pressing approach used by Newcastle manager and former Bournemouth assistant Marcelo Bielsa.

In addition, he may find it easy to adjust to life in Australia because of the Magpies’ ambitious initiative with the famous Brazilian combo Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton. This means that, by relocating to Tyneside, Raphinha has a good shot at vying for big honours.

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