Raphinha, the attacking winger of Barcelona has suddenly become one of the hot topics of transfer market and Barcelona. Speculations have arisen that the prolific goal scorer might be put on the transfer market in the next season.
Brazilian shoves away all his departure rumors
Raphinha has been one of the clutch players of this season for Xavi. His impeccable dribbling skills, fast paced runs on the wing has been the nightmare of opponent defenders. After Dembele’s injury, he has uplifted himself to a regular in the first team and has gained confidence from Xavi.
Amidst departure rumors, Raphinha responds
Few days back, it was rumored that the Brazilian has accepted leaving the Catalan club at the end of the season. He might set his foot in the Premier League again, with several clubs like Newcastle United and Chelsea interested to sign him. Undoubtedly, Raphinha has improved a lot in the Blaugrana colors.
The forward has bluntly denied the report of him leaving the club. He was heard saying, “Lying. This is lying. Whoever said this is a liar, uninformed and unprofessional. If you delete my comments, I will post this on my Instagram”.
News speculated due to information of reduction of salary cap of Barca players
Since Barca is looking for ways to reduce the wage bills , the club was heard to be releasing some of their prolific players in the next season. Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres were on the priority, with captain Sergio Busquets likely to leave next season. As a result, the La Liga toppers can reduce the salary cap of their players and can reinforce the registration of their key starters like Gavi, Araujo.
Barca is looking at potential options to bring their legend Lionel Messi back for the next season, and is waiting for their viability plan to be accepted by La Liga’s Financial Fair Play board.
The club would likely to set the value of Raphinha around 80 million pounds, with the former Leeds’s striker becoming one of the best players at Premier League, with his attacking prowess quite renowned in the toughest league of the World.