Barcelona’s financial struggles have been well documented in recent times, and the situation has only worsened due to the ongoing global pandemic. Mundo Deportivo’s report suggests that Newcastle United could be one of the beneficiaries of this situation, with the Magpies eyeing a move for Barcelona winger Raphinha.
The Brazilian midfielder, who joined Barcelona from Rennes last summer, has impressed in his debut season in La Liga, but it remains to be seen if he will remain at the Camp Nou beyond this summer.
The report states that Newcastle United are keen to sign Raphinha in the summer, and they may have a good chance of doing so given Barcelona’s financial woes. The Spanish giants are reportedly looking to reduce their wage bill by €200m and bring in €100m in transfer fees, which could mean that they are forced to part ways with some of their key players. Raphinha, who is valued at around €50m, could be one such player, and Newcastle United are said to be monitoring the situation closely.
If Newcastle United do manage to sign Raphinha, it would be a major coup for the club, who are currently on course to qualify for the Champions League next season. The Brazilian winger would add pace, creativity and goals to their attack, and he would be a great addition to the squad. One can only imagine the excitement among Newcastle United fans if Raphinha were to don the famous black and white jersey next season. It remains to be seen if the deal will materialize, but the prospect of Raphinha playing for Newcastle United is definitely an intriguing one.