Newcastle United make move to sign Raphinha

Newcastle United is angling a move for Raphinha in this window as Barcelona could potentially offload the Brazilian to fund a new signing. 

According to Football Insider, Newcastle Untied has held an interest in Raphinha ahead of the summer window. The 27-year-old La Liga attacker is not overly enthusiastic about leaving Barcelona in this window, although circumstances could force the situation with the Catalans eager to fund a specific signing. 

Newcastle United want Raphinha

Newacstle United are angling some fundamental changes to their attacking setup with a key addition or two this summer. While they have so far managed to ward off suitors for Alexander Isak, Eddie Howe will want to add a new striker and winger to replace Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron potentially.

They are seeking at least £25-30 million for the latter and will add some more to find a replacement. Newcastle United are reportedly angling a move for Barcelona winger Raphinha, who, despite director Deco reportedly blocking a Saudi Arabia approach, might open the doors to a sale. 

There’s the potential to recoup most of the money invested in the 27-year-old La Liga attacker two years ago and even more. Should Barcelona end up selling Raphinha, they will have the necessary funds to bring a new player to shore up the attacking ranks. Meanwhile, young Lamine Yamal has already cemented his place on the right wing for the Catalans, which happens to be Raphinha’s main position. 

Newcastle United will likely sell Almiron and view Raphinha as the main man to replace the Paraguayan ahead of the new season. Things will depend on Barcelona’s price point for the 27-year-old Brazilian, although the Magpies might be prepared to pay up for the Premier League’s experienced attacker. 

Barcelona to fund Nico Williams’s move with Raphinha sale

Recently, Barcelona President Joan Laporta, amid links to Spanish international, said this, “I like Nico a lot. I can say that financially we can make it happen”. “It’s the result of work that has been done over all these years to reach this point. We could, of course, face a signing of this level.”

For all this while, Barcelona were considered a serious contender for Williams, although there were significant doubts over their capacity to afford his otherwise decent release clause. Hence, the club might sacrifice a talent like Rapohinha to potentially improve their left wing and unite the Spanish international wingers together at the club level.

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