Newcastle United ready to pay £25-30 million to sign Raphinha

Newcastle United are reportedly ready to fork out £25-30 million to sign 27-year-old Brazilian international Raphinha from Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Raphinha is the subject of interest from Newcastle United. The Magpies have been scouring the market for a wide attacker heading into the summer transfer window, with the Brazilian international a target. They are ready to cough up £25-30 million to sign the Barcelona attacker.

Raphinha and his Barcelona journey

Raphinha has endured a topsy-turvy ride since joining Barcelona from Leeds United in July 2022. While the 27-year-old has been productive in the final third, he has not been consistent enough to nail his berth as the undisputed first-choice wide attacker for the Blaugrana in the last two seasons.

The Brazilian international was slow off the blocks in the 2023/24 season but gradually improved to contribute to 23 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions by finding the back of the net ten times and providing 13 assists. However, Raphinha’s long-term future at FC Barcelona has been uncertain heading into the summer transfer window.

With the Catalan giants struggling to balance their books, they might view the former Leeds United talisman as a cash cow. Meanwhile, Raphinha’s situation has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe. A return to the Premier League might be on the cards, with Newcastle United vying for his signature.

Premier League return on the horizon?

Newcastle United’s interest in Raphinha is understandable. The Magpies have been scouring the market for a wide attacker heading into the summer transfer window amid uncertainties surrounding the long-term future of Miguel Almiron.

With Newcastle United ready to cash in on the Paraguayan international, the Barcelona attacker has emerged as a viable target for the Tyneside outfit. The report has claimed that the Magpies are ready to fork out £25-30 million to secure Raphinha’s services in the summer transfer window.

It is unclear if a bid worth £25-30 million will be enough to convince Barcelona to part ways with the 27-year-old Brazilian international in the summer transfer window. With the player having three more years left on his Barcelona contract, Newcastle United might have to offer more money to land him.

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