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Leeds: Barcelona not interested in signing Raphinha this summer

Leeds: Barcelona not interested in signing Raphinha this summer -Leeds United News

Barcelona are now not interested in signing Leeds United winger Raphinha in the summer transfer window, according to a fresh update from Spain.

The Lowdown: Raphinha linked with Barca move

The 25-year-old has been continually linked with a move away from Elland Road in recent times, as he potentially eyes up a fresh challenge with a Champions League club.

Barca are one of the European giants who have been tipped to sign Raphinha this summer, with many great Brazilian players of the past playing for the Catalan giants, from Ronaldo to Ronaldinho.

It appears as though Leeds have been boosted regarding that rumour, however, with a new twist emerging on the former Rennes ace, who is clearly an early favourite for Jesse Marsch having played every available minute under the new boss.

The Latest: New twist emerges

According to Spanish outlet Sport [via Sport Witness], Barca do not ‘have needs’ to sign the Leeds man, due to them already being well-stocked in wide areas.

Raphinha would be an expensive option to bring in and they could yet make Adama Traore’s loan move from Wolves permanent, as well as having Ousmane Dembele and Memphis Depay in the squad, too.

The Verdict: Big boost for Leeds

In truth, Leeds have little to no chance of keeping hold of Raphinha if they are relegated this season, with the winger having far loftier ambitions than playing in the Championship.

This has to be considered a boost, however, with one more club seemingly out of the running and Barca perhaps willing to pay less than a fellow Premier League club, who would have the added premium of buying from a league rival.

The Brazil international, who has been hailed as ‘phenomenal’ by Rio Ferdinand, may still leave at the end of the season but Leeds will at least know they can earn huge money for his services.

In other news, Leeds are reportedly interested in signing a Premier League player. Read more here.

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