Raphinha, a Brazilian winger who only recently joined Spotify Camp Nou, could be the subject of proposals from other teams in the summer
After making a lucrative transfer from Premier League club Leeds United last summer, the 26-year-old has had trouble adjusting to life in Spain. A Spanish newspaper recently called his move a “dubious waste.”
In 13 La Liga appearances, he only made two goals and two assists, but he still received a call-up to Tite’s Brazil team for the World Cup in Qatar. Although he failed to contribute a goal in five games for the Selecao, he was a starter until Croatia eliminated the South Americans in the Quarterfinals. Foot Mercato thinks the Blaugranas are ready to let the Brazil international depart as early as next summer following his subpar performances. The Brazilian entered Camp Nou with great hopes after his outstanding displays for Leeds the previous season.
With 11 goals and three assists in 35 games, he was crucial to the Lily Whites’ campaign, propelling Jesse Marsch’s team to Premier League survival. The ex-Stade Rennais player had a lot of potential during the preseason, but has yet to repeat similar performances.
Barca will allow him some time to keep adjusting to Spanish football, especially after spending a lot of money to bring him in, but if his performances do not improve, they will attempt to recuperate some of the money they spent on him. Any incoming transfers will depend on how much money Barca can earn through sales over the next two transfer windows as they continue to struggle to balance their books.
They spent over €60 million to purchase Raphinha last summer, and in the event of a sale, a bid of about €50 million might be enough to entice the Spanish heavyweights to cooperate.