Barcelona in talks with Deco over potential Raphinha transfer next summer

Barcelona and Raphinha Deco’s agent Fabrizio Romano have been in talks over the past few weeks as the La Liga giants are reportedly keen to sign the Brazilian striker next summer. The 25-year-old has thrived for Leeds United since joining in the summer of 2020, scoring 15 goals.

When Leeds United splurged on Raphinha in the summer of 2020, few expected the move to pan out as the Brazilian had shown only sparks of talent at Rennais Stadium. However, the 25-year-old turned heads with his performances as he finished the season with six goals and nine assists as Leeds finished in the top half of the table. But this term as the Peacocks have struggled for form and find themselves in a relegation fight, the Brazilian has continued to be their bright spot.

The 25-year-old leads their goalscoring charts with nine goals and three assists so far, although reports have indicated he could leave Elland Road next summer. This has been confirmed by Fabrizio Romano as the transfer guru has reported that Barcelona have been working on a move for the past few weeks. the the league the giants are looking to sign a new striker with Ousmane Dembele set to leave the club at the end of this season and Raphinha tops their shortlist.

The Brazilian is ready to sign for Xavi Hernandez’s side and Romano has revealed Raphinha’s agent Deco has also been in talks with the club. However, the Camp Nou side are not the only side in contention as Liverpool, Bayern Munich and a few other clubs across Europe are said to be keen to move. Moreover, nothing has been confirmed yet but Romano further indicated that Barcelona haven’t held any talks with Leeds United over a potential transfer for the 25-year-old yet.

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