Leeds United have set a price tag of at least £ 60million on winger Raphinha, posing questions about whether interested party Barcelona will have the funds to complete a deal.
Raphinha was a good addition to Leeds last season, finishing second on the team in the starting line-up (35), first with 11 goals, second assisting (three), and converting all four penalties.
Barcelona are considered Brazil’s best winger, but as the price continues to rise, there are doubts about how the Spanish giants can bring it out.
Athletic reports that, as it stands, Barcelona will not have the funds to complete the transfer of Raphinha – and anyone close to his price tag.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas has argued that Barça are not in a position to sign Robert Lewandowski, but added that big-name sales could “fill their tank, which is empty”.
The Blaugrana’s continued interest in Raphinha, despite their financial situation, added fuel to the Frenkie de Jong fire that could be sold to Manchester United, and his £ 72.5m price tag could add much-needed fuel.
Athletic have also named Bernardo Silva of Manchester City, Carlos Soler of Valencia, Jules Kounde of Sevilla, and two Chelsea players Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso as potential Barcelona players.