Barca’s big rivals in Raphinha’s ‘career’


Raphinha continues to be the favorite of the management and the technical body to replace Ousmane Dembélé in the summer. However, although the Brazilian dreams of dressing the Blaugrana T-shirt and decoration, his agent has reinforced his contacts to guarantee his signature, Economically, Barca are still at a disadvantage compared to other English clubs that yes would be to satisfy the exigencies of Leeds United.

In principle, the ‘whites’ ask for 60 million euros by that of Carry Cheerfulthe one who converted 11 goals and 3 assists in 36 games with those of Elland Road in 2021-22, figures by which clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham are forced out of the market by the 25-year-old, great protagonist of the agónica salute of Leeds last season. Indeed, the permanence of those of Jesse Marsch was bad news for Barça, since if the club lowered the exit price of the ’10’ would drop to 30 ‘kilos’.

In this direction, the culé group’s financial problems have so far thwarted the arrival of Raphinha and any other signing, since the directive has not yet reached, at least, close the incorporation of Frack Kessié and Andreas Christensen, only signatures closed so far. For their part, Arsenal and Tottenham are following suit and, as ‘The Athletic’, the two clubs have already started contact with the management of Leeds by their best striker. Even Chelsea would be in “career” if, finally, no concrete the incorporation of Dembélé.

For the moment, the Brazilian follows the evaluation of the offers and is waiting for an offer from Barcasince his priority is to emulate his great idol, Ronaldinho, as a future Blaugrana player. The 25-year-old should have even made less money with tel to play at Camp Nou, but his team will be the one to make the final decision. Barely, Joan Laporta will be able to present an offer greater than 40 million euros by Raphinha to the one who subtracts another two years from him.

I gave María, the ‘low cost’ alternative

As Raphinha complicates the negotiations, Barca are weighing other options. One of them is Ángel Gave María, the one who offered himself to the club after finalizing his agreement with Paris Saint-Germain. The ex-Real Madrid player needs to follow by playing in the elite of European football to reach the top of the Catar World Cup and would happen ‘at zero cost’. However, his age and his physical problems generate doubts in the technical body, in addition to his indisputable quality and experience.


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