Barcelona eager to sign Premier League star despite being Ousmane Dembele renews

By Piyush

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FC Barcelona are composing themselves for a massive summer transfer window despite the club’s proceeding financial issues.

Xavi Hernandez & the crew have recognized plethora of areas of the squad that need to be nourished in the summer, mainly the centre-forward slot.

Nonetheless, a new right-sided winger is also something that the Barca are looking at, with Leeds United star Raphinha recognized as a top target.

Raphinha has been a major success since agreeing for the Whites from Rennes in the summer of 2020.

And his performances over the past couple of seasons in England, as well as his alluring displays for the Brazilian national team have assured Barca over a move.

The player himself is reckoned to be eager on signing for Barcelona, although negotiations between the two clubs are all set to take place, with the Barca waiting to see if Leeds stay up in the Premier League or get lowered.

Raphinha had initially been acknowledged to be a replacement for Ousmane Dembele, whose contract with the Barca expires at the end of the season.

Nevertheless, talks over an extension have re-initiated between the club and his agent, leading to cheerfulness that a deal can be reached.

However, even though Barcelona end up renewing his contract, they will carry on with their trailing of Raphinha.

Raphinha has posted a total of 10 goals and 3 assists from 31 Premier League games this season.

If Leeds get lowered, the winger would be available for €25 million. Just in case they stay up, the ace could end up costing around €40 million.

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