Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly made Barcelona an offer of €70 million for Raphinha, according to a recent report from SPORT. The London team has already put in their initial bid and hopes to sign him in the summer.
According to earlier rumors, Raphinha is a Brazilian who plans to stay in the Catalan city through the summer.
He is aware, though, that Lamine Yamal’s success has knocked him down the rankings, particularly in larger games.
He may end up being the team’s first-choice winger by the next season, despite the coaching staff’s conservative use of his playing time, and he will probably still play in the major games this year.
Additionally, it was rumored that Barcelona hopes to pay Raphinha approximately €100 million for his services in the summer. They hired him for €60 million, and they are probably going to want at least a 30–35% profit.
Liverpool also interested
Raphinha isn’t just someone Tottenham is trying to recruit in the summer, though. If anything, a number of Premier League teams are vying for the 27-year-old, who may leave Barcelona as soon as this summer.
He’s also being considered by Liverpool, along with one Ansu Fati. Even if the Spaniard is struggling while on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, the Merseyside team is confident they can get him back to full fitness and potential.
Following Antony’s lackluster performances since joining last summer, Arsenal and Manchester United have both previously expressed interest in getting him.
Multiple Premier League teams showing interest in the same player, with an offer of €70 million already on the table, is a lottery for a club in dire financial circumstances.
Barcelona must, however, ensure that the funds are used prudently if they decide to accept the offer. They must undoubtedly return a portion of the earnings to Lamine Yamal and cannot afford to put her under undue pressure.
A significant portion of it should also go to the pivot position, which has been a major worry for the team this season, as well as maybe the left wing slot.
Ultimately, this theory will boil down to a possible bidding battle, which would undoubtedly benefit Barcelona. However, they will need to persuade Raphinha to quit, which may require a protracted negotiation.