Newcastle United’s annual offer for Raphinha
SportWitness reports that Newcastle United is willing to spend a fortune to bring Raphinha to the club. Despite having a fantastic first season with the team, the 26-year-old forward’s future at Barcelona is up in the air. The Magpies are also willing to offer him a sizable salary in an effort to lure him away.
While representing Leeds United in the Premier League, the Brazil international shot to fame. His stellar play for the English team led to a transfer to Barcelona. Ahead of the current season, the Catalan giants hired him.
Since then, the 26-year-old has appeared in 45 games and contributed to 21 goals. With 10 goals and 11 assists to his credit, he has scored a total of 58 goals. The Brazilian international contributed in some way. Although he consistently delivers, his future at the club is in doubt.
Since Lionel Messi is likely to rejoin the team, Ousmane Dembélé, who Xavi prefers to use as his right winger, may drop down the pecking order. Additionally, his playing time might suffer. Barcelona is also experiencing a financial crisis. Before adding new players, they will need to let go of a few of their current ones.
Raphinha is one of those athletes who could generate a sizeable amount of money, and his departure might make things easier for them in terms of pay. At Barcelona, the 26-year-old makes about €12 million a season.
Newcastle is eager to have him join their team, meanwhile. Throughout the current season, the Magpies have excelled. They are third in the Premier League right now and will probably play in the Champions League the following year.
In order to be competitive in both competitions, Newcastle will look to strengthen their team even more. Additionally, they have a lengthy relationship with the Barcelona forward.. They think his arrival could greatly increase the effectiveness of their assault. In order to lure him away from the Barcelona, they are willing to pay him more than €12 million yearly.
However, a few other Premier League teams are also interested in signing the 26-year-old. They will also undoubtedly make it difficult for the Magpies to sign Raphinha to a contract.