Barcelona are willing to sell the summer signing of Raphinha to Newcastle United if they pay £50m in transfer fees, according to Spanish outlet El Desmarques (h/t HITC).
The Brazil international joined the Spotify Camp Nou last summer from Leeds United for £50m. Since then, he has blown hot and cold for Barça, registering eight goals and nine assists in 36 appearances in all competitions.
Coach Xavi Hernández is apparently not sure about the idea of keeping Raphinha in Barcelona beyond this season. The club are willing to sell the 26-year-old to Newcastle if they can match the fee Barca paid for Raphinha last summer.
The Magpies, owned by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, are one of the richest clubs in the world. It remains to be seen if they will be willing to pay such an amount for the former Stade Rennais winger, whose contract at Barca expires in the summer of 2027.
The Catalan giants, whose financial woes are common knowledge at the moment, will not be able to earn big from UEFA competitions this campaign. They were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League group stage before being knocked out of the Europa League in the round of 16 by Manchester United.
He blaugrana apparently beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Raphinha at the end of last season. The two London clubs also linked up with the Brazilian winger in the Transfer window from January to the beginning of this year.
He played two seasons in the Premier League with Leeds, where he recorded 17 goals and 12 assists in 67 intercompetition games.
Barcelona star ruled out for meeting with Athletic Club: reports
According SPORTBarcelona star Pedri will not travel with the team for the away league game against Athletic Club on Sunday (March 12).
The Spanish midfielder will be sidelined for the match due to a calf strain sustained in his team’s 2-2 Europa League draw against manchester united on February 16.
Since then, he has missed five games in all competitions. Barcelona will also miss Ousmane Dembele due to injury against the Basque team.
Pedri has scored seven times in 30 games in all competitions this term. His goal is to return for his team’s La Liga match against Real Madrid on March 19.
The Catalan giants have a nine-point lead at the top of the table, which could be extended to 12 if they win The whites.