Newcastle United are ready to offer 26-year-old forward Raphinha more than €12 million per season to lure him away from Barcelona.

According to Sport via SportWitness, Newcastle United are ready to break the bank in order to land Raphinha at the club. The 26-year-old forward’s future at Barcelona is uncertain despite a great first season with the club. And, the Magpies are ready to offer him a huge salary to lure him away.

The Brazil international came into the limelight while playing for Leeds United in the Premier League. His impressive performances for the English club resulted in a move to Barcelona. The Catalan giants acquired his services ahead of the ongoing season.

The 26-year-old has since featured in 45 matches and has been involved in 21 goals. He has found the back of the net on 10 occasions and also has 11 assists to his name. The Brazil international has done his bit. Despite being a consistent performer, his future at the club is uncertain.

Xavi prefers having Ousmane Dembélé as his right-winger and with Lionel Messi likely to return to the club, he could fall down the pecking order. And, his game time could take a hit. On top of that, Barcelona are in a financial crisis. They will have to first offload a few of their player before signing new ones.

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Raphinha is one of those players who could raise significant funds and his departure could also ease things for them in terms of wages. The 26-year-old earns around €12 million per season at Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are keen on having him in their ranks. The Magpies have done wonders in the ongoing season. They are currently 3rd in the Premier League and are likely to feature in the Champions League next season.

Newcastle will look to further bolster their squad to be competitive in both competitions. And, they have been linked with the Barcelona forward for a while now. They believe his arrival could make their attack a lot more potent. And, are willing to offer him over €12 million a year to lure him away from the Catalan giants.

However, there are a few other Premier League clubs who are also keen on having the 26-year-old in their ranks. And, they will surely make it difficult for the Magpies to land Raphinha at the club.

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