Raphinha will only leave Barcelona to return to the Premier League

Raphinha has been linked with a summer move away from Barcelona, and he might be open to return to the Premier League.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Raphinha is prepared to leave Barcelona only in favour of a return to the Premier League. The development will come as a boost for Arsenal, Liverpool, and his other English suitors.

Raphinha has been a useful player for Barcelona since joining the club in a €65 million deal, including add-ons. There is no doubt that he would improve Arsenal and Liverpool as well. The 27-year-old has nine goals and 12 assists in all competitions this season.

The Brazilian international has played in the Premier League before with Leeds United, and he should be able to settle in quickly and make an instant impact. Arsenal will have to improve their attacking options during the summer transfer window, and the versatile Brazilian will be a quality addition.

Barcelona spent around €65 million for him, and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to pay up. The Gunners need to bring in someone who will add more depth to the front three. The arrival of the Barcelona winger will allow Mikel Arteta to rotate players like Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. The 27-year-old can operate on either flank, and he will add goals and creativity to the side.

Liverpool could use Raphinha

Meanwhile, Liverpool need more quality in the wide areas as well. Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz are the only reliable wingers at the club right now. Meanwhile, Salah has been linked with a summer move away from the club, with Saudi Arabian clubs keen on securing his signature.

It will be interesting to see if Liverpool decide to sell the Egyptian international and replace him with the Brazilian. A move to Arsenal or Liverpool would represent an excellent opportunity for Raphinha, and it remains to be seen where he ends up. Both clubs have the resources to get the deal done, and they could provide him with the platform to compete for major trophies.

However, Barcelona will have to be reasonable with their demands in order for the move to go through. Arsenal and Liverpool are in need of quality wingers, but they are unlikely to pay over the odds. They will need to strengthen the other areas of their squad as well and cannot afford to pay a premium for the Barcelona star.

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