"There is a possibility": Raphinha closer than ever to Barcelona

"There is a possibility": Raphinha closer than ever to Barcelona

The Brazilian winger remains a key target for the Catalan club, but there are still some issues to be dealt with

Por: Fernando RomeroMartes 31 May 2022

 Transfer news haven't been kind to FC Barcelona lately. Out of contention for the biggest prizes in the market, and scrambling to sell so they can add the players they can sign, it's not been easy. However, they might get some luck when it comes to one of their main targets.

Raphinha was a key part of Leeds two seasons in the Premier League

Raphinha was a key part of Leeds two seasons in the Premier League

Leeds United's Raphinha has been one of the objetives of Barcelona for a long time, and it's looking a like a road begins to appear. Talking with newspaper Récord, the father of the footballer said the move could happen: "There is a chance", explained the Brazilian's father, despite the fact that Leeds survival in the relegation race means his son is no longer under the 25 million euros release clause he would've had if the Elland Road side had been doomed to play in the Championship next season.

"These possibilities involve three parties: the interested club, the current one and the player. He is calm about having a contract and, as everyone knows, the possibilities depend only on him", explained Raphinha's father.

Leeds are told to be asking around 55 million euros for Raphinha

Leeds are told to be asking around 55 million euros for Raphinha

However, there are quite some stumbling blocks still between the Blaugranas and the Brazilian. For starters, Leeds would now be looking for 55 million euros for the player. Moreover, it all depends on whether Ousmane Dembele renews his contract with the club.

All things said, there is progress, but so far it's only "a possibility". Raphinha joined Leeds from Rennes in 2020 for 18.5 million euros, and has scored 11 goals and given 3 assists in 36 games, a highlight of what has been a dissapointing season for Leeds.

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