The poor performance of Manchester United makes it difficult for them to get their target player. After Declan Rice, another Premier League star, Raphinha, is also reluctant to move to Manchester United next season.
Raphinha became one of the players who shined in the 2021/2022 Premier League even though his club Leeds United slumped at the bottom. The young Brazilian is diligent in scoring goals and providing assists.
Raphinha’s greatness made many clubs interested in signing him. MU was one of the clubs initially reported to be so interested in the Brazilian youth.
Manchester United are hunting for Raphinha because they need a new winger. The reason is that Mason Greenwood may have his contract terminated after experiencing legal problems since the beginning of 2022.
But MU had to bite the finger, Raphinga was reluctant to move to Old Trafford after seeing the team’s performance this season which was threatened not to qualify for the Champions League.
Sport reports Raphinha has made a decision about his club next season. Raphinga wants to join Barcelona rather than Manchester United.
Raphinha has told his agent Deco to do everything he can to secure a move to Barcelona in the summer of 2022.
Play in the Champions League
The 25-year-old felt the time had come to move to a big club. He feels he deserves to defend Barcelona. Raphinha wants to experience playing in the Champions League.
Raphinha is tempted by Barcelona’s recent positive development with Xavi Hernandez. Barca are now in third place in the La Liga standings.
Barcelona itself is also interested in Raphinha. They reportedly have made their first offer to Leeds worth 35 million pounds.
Raphinha is targeted by Barcelona to replace Ousmane Dembele. The French player has not extended his contract which expires at the end of the season