A former « on fire » in the Premier League

Sold for 18 million to Leeds in the summer of 2020, the former Stade Rennais striker made his way across the Channel. So two years later, the 25-year-old Brazilian could pack up for a big European club this summer.

Drawing : "Stade Rennais: A former

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Coveted by FC Barcelona, Raphinhathe twirling winger passed by Rennes and Sporting could join the Catalan club during the next summer transfer window. An additional step for the player trained in Avai in Brazil. He who has already more than succeeded in his debut in the Premier League. With 15 goals and above all 12 assists in 58 games for Leeds, the Brazilian ranks 18th among players with the best assists-per-game ratio in the BPL in the 21st century. With a key pass 1 game out of 5 (0.21). As well as Riyad Mahrez or Alexis Sanchez.

Barça ready to make room for him

Dribbler, passer and fairly good finisher, Raphinha appeals to the big names in European football. FC Barcelona has made this player a priority for strengthen his attack which already looks great. An agreement would have even been found between the player and the club according to the Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo. Despite the possible extension of Ousmane Dembélé, the Spanish coach Xavi wants to combine the two that he considers complementary. But this transfer would see a big loser, Adama Traoré. The Spanish winger could do the opposite and return to the English league if the deal goes through.

A transfer that has a cost

To facilitate the transaction, the Blaugrana leaders would try to include players in the exchange. Defenders Mingueza and French Clément Lenglet could have to look elsewhere. Barça, who must watch their spending, will not deviate. A maximum of 50 million euros will be offered.

Through Deco, the former glory of the club and now the player’s agent, Raphinha has announced his interest in joining the Camp Nou next season. It remains to agree on the price, which could vary according to the situation of Leeds at the end of the season. To be continued and the Stade Rennais could receive a percentage on resale. What to approach the next season in the best way for the men of Bruno Genesio.

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