Chelsea and Newcastle are interested in signing talented Brazilian Raphinha, a star for Barcelona and the Brazilian national team. Both Premier League clubs have been major players in the transfer market. The player is interested in returning to England.
Chelsea, in particular, has been building a new team through its signings. Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, the team is looking to make more investments in 2024, and one of the targets is a star from the Brazilian national team.
According to information from the Sport website, Barcelona is willing to listen to offers for Raphinha during the next transfer window, with Chelsea and Newcastle the main interested parties in acquiring the player. It looks like negotiations will progress in the coming weeks.
Raphinha is expected to return to the Premier League
Rumors had already indicated a possible transfer to the Premier League in the last window, but both the player and coach Xavi Hernandez denied such speculation. However, the Barcelona board now shows interest in negotiating the player. The striker is seen as a good asset on the market for profit from a sale.
Xavi recognizes Raphinha’s value, considering him one of the main names in the Catalan attack. However, the Barcelona board could be tempted by financially attractive proposals. The club is looking to strengthen its finances in the next transfer window and is open to negotiating Raphinha.
In addition to Chelsea and Newcastle, Arsenal has also expressed long-standing interest in signing the Brazilian player. The player’s market value is set at €60 million, indicating that a possible transfer could occur for values close to that figure.
With the rise of Lamine Yamal and the arrival of João Félix, Raphinha has been losing space in the Catalan attack, which could influence a possible transfer. In the current season, Raphinha has played in 11 games, scoring 2 goals and contributing with 3 assists.