Transfer News & Rumours

Barcelona ‘open to selling’ Brazilian forward Raphinha next summer

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
November 14 2023
Raphinha Newcastle United

The Brazilian forward has struggled for form this season

Barcelona are reportedly thinking about Raphinha’s future because the Brazil international has recently had difficulty securing a regular starting position in the squad.

Third in LaLiga right now, Xavi’s team has several young, promising players who have recently come into their own. Lamine Yamal, a teenage star, is having a fantastic season and has been given many chances to play for the first squad.

Raphinha has not been able to lock onto a regular starting position on the right wing for Barcelona due to ailments and Yamal’s breakthrough.

In 2022, Barcelona acquired Raphinha from Leeds United for a potential £55 million transfer. He had a great first season with the team, contributing significantly to their championship run.

But now that he’s lost his starting position under Xavi, Barcelona may soon have to consider some bids for the Brazilian player.

If Raphinha cannot manage to reclaim his starting position on the right wing under Xavi, Sport reports that Barcelona will “evaluate offers” for him the following summer.

If Raphinha decides to go on, there will undoubtedly be a lot of European teams maintaining close tabs on the issue because he will undoubtedly receive plenty of offers.

The Brazilian sensation is reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea and Newcastle. Raphinha had earlier attempted to be signed by Chelsea, but their efforts were eventually fruitless.

If he fails to contribute to Barcelona during the second half of the season, they might be given another chance to sign him.

A return to the Premier League was being linked to Raphinha in the summer as concerns over Barcelona’s financial status grew. Xavi, meanwhile, quickly denied the allegations at the time.

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