Barcelona is going through a financial crisis that pressures it to take Desperate measures. The situation forced them to transfer one of their players to lighten the monetary burden and Raphinha was the chosen one. The Brazilian could be sold to Tottenham if he reaches an agreement with the Catalans. These require 70 million eurosbut the English are not willing to pay that amount.
Tottenham have shown interest in Raphinha, they see him as a player capable of contributing to the team. But the English team offers an amount lower than the established price, since they only want to pay 35 million euros. Barcelona does not want to bow down to his proposal. Signing the forward would have been a considerable investment for the culé, so they will have to negotiate.
In the Premier League they had already shown interest in the player. Equipment like Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle They were some of the clubs that wanted his signing. However, Barcelona was the one chosen by the forward to wear his shirt. Now, after spending more than a year with the Blaugranas, they had no other option but sacrifice it.
Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, spoke about Barcelona’s plan to be able to obtain your income. Furthermore, he pointed out that the English government is not going to allow its teams to implement this measure.
«Barcelona is going to sell players for good amounts. His plan goes that way. In England there is not going to be this investment fever, because the English government is going to put a stop to it. It gives me the feeling, except for Chelsea, that they have gone to party. The path of the English government such as UEFA’s new financial fair play is going to make it more difficult.”
The Catalans also do not want to be left without signing anyone in the next transfer market, so they already have their sights on a player whose value is much lower than Raphinha’s.
Is about Vitor Roque. The Club Athletico Paranaense striker could be within the ranks of Barcelona, only if Tottenham is willing to increase his figure for Raphinha. The blaugranas want sign another Brazilian in January, but this time for a lower price than usual. Roque would receive 3.5 million euros per season, so it would be a good deal for the culés if they achieve the transaction.
Raphinha would not be Tottenham’s first option either. The English team would have been interested in Ivan Toney since a time ago. However, no negotiations took place with the forward. Toney decided renew with Brentfordthus eliminating any attempt to sign him soon.
The Spurs would have tried to make a exchange of players with Barcelona, giving them the Argentine Cristian Romero in exchange for Raphinha. However, Xavi Hernández rejected the proposal.
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Raphinha maintains a good performance, but it has been difficult for him to find a definitive place in the club. This increased after Barcelona sign Lamine Yamal and he will overshadow the Brazilian with his performances.
The forward scored two goals and gave two assists in 11 games played so far this season. His start was affected, as he had to face a suspension against Getafe and an injury to the right thigh. This has caused his teammates to surpass him on the field. The player could have a new opportunity to shine on another team if they manage to sign him.
If Tottenham are not willing to pay the striker’s real value, Barcelona could negotiate with Liverpool your transfer. The Reds’ new interest in Raphinha was recently announced, so it is still too early to know who Barcelona will close its negotiations with. What is certain is that the Brazilian will not be left without a team for next season.
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