Report: Barcelona may not sign Raphinha if Leeds stay up
Barcelona may not sign Raphinha if Leeds United manage to stay in the Premier League, according to a report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.
As things stand, Leeds look to be in big trouble of being relegated from the top-flight. Jesse Marsch’s side have actually only lost one of their last six games in the Premier League. And that was against Manchester City.
However, Burnley have moved above the Whites with a stunning run. And Everton are only two points back with a game in hand. Leeds also have some daunting games ahead.
Certainly, plenty of clubs will keep a keen eye on how Marsch’s side fare in the final four games. And one of those who will definitely monitor developments is Barca.
The Catalan giants have been heavily linked with Raphinha. In fact, reports have claimed that Raphinha had agreed a five-year deal with Barcelona ahead of the summer.
Mundo Deportivo reports that the Brazil international does indeed want to move to the Nou Camp. However, that move may be snatched away from him if Leeds manage to stay up.
The report suggests that the winger will be considerably cheaper if Leeds are relegated. However, Barcelona may not sign Raphinha if they remain in the Premier League due to his asking price.
Barcelona may not sign Raphinha if Leeds stay up
Leeds will hope that Raphinha plays his way out of a move to Barcelona in the next few weeks. Obviously, staying up would be absolutely massive for the Whites. But it may also boost their hopes of keeping the 25-year-old for another year.
Raphinha has been an ‘outstanding’ signing for Leeds. And the longer he stays, the easier it will be for the Whites to get back into the top-half again.
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