Saudi Arabia sent an insane offer to FC Barcelona for Raphinha


By: Manu Tournoux

Raphinha definitely has less and less support at FC Barcelona. Inconsistent on the pitch, regularly injured, sometimes complaining in matches and in training, recruited for a small fortune… the already 27-year-old Brazilian is not lacking in flaws. Obviously, and despite some flashes on the pitch, his name comes up regularly when it comes to candidates for departure from the club. This winter, he was cited again without any real follow-up.

It must be said that the price of €80 million set by the Blaugranas and mentioned by certain Spanish media may have cooled more than one courtier. The winger was in the sights of Manchester United but especially clubs from Saudi Arabia. The latter have no intention of letting go of the former Rennais, scorer 5 times this season for 9 assists in 27 matches in all competitions. According to Sporta huge offer has even been made in recent days.

Saudi clubs determined to sign Raphinha

The Catalan media did not reveal the exact amount of this proposal but understands that it is much higher than the expectations of Barça management. “The transfer price for the Brazilian international that Saudi Arabia is willing to pay would far exceed the valuation made by FC Barcelona a few months ago. It was 80 million euros”writing Sport in its columns, specifying that the Spanish entity is still in reflection, in particular because the final sprint of the season is coming, but it shows interest, especially for this player.

Raphinha was recruited for €57 million from Leeds in the summer of 2022 and receives a salary of €5.5 million per year. Its sale would solve a lot of financial problems. We can even speak of a small economic miracle, like PSG with Neymar last summer, sold for €90 million to Al-Hilal. The latter is also one of the contenders to welcome the Barcelona winger, like Al-Nassr, Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli. It remains to be seen the intentions of the main party, still determined until now to impose itself in Catalonia.

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