Raphinha has been from Blaugrana in recent weeks. The La Liga giants are keen to bolster their attack in the summer and are said to have identified the Brazil international as a potential recruit.
Barcelona have maintained a good relationship with Rafinha’s agent Deco, who has traded for the club and has been in talks over a deal for the winger.It was suggested that they even reached a five-year agreement with him.
Marsch has addressed the player’s situation at Leeds as the Catalans continue to be linked with a move for the former Rennes Stadium striker. Ahead of the Whites’ Premier League clash with Southampton, the 48-year-old made it clear he wants to see Rafinha stay at Yorkshire.he said at a news conference [via LeedsLive]:
“he [Raphinha] In our 45-minute test match, it was unbelievable. A huge talent and my challenge is, despite all the talk, to build a relationship where we can focus on his development and help the team while he’s here. Haven’t spoken to him about Deco or Barcelona. ”
“It should be there because [he] marvelous. Just want him to be the player I know he can be. Everyone here wants to enjoy the football he can play and of course we want him to stay as long as possible. Great players and very nice people. “
Rafinha joined Leeds United from Rennes for around €20m in 2020 and has made 27 Premier League appearances for them this season. In the process, he scored 9 goals and provided 3 assists.
Barcelona ready to offer €50m for Leeds United’s Rafinha
The Catalans are said to have seen Leeds reject a €35m offer for Rafinha.However, they are prepared Offers deals worth up to EUR 50 million Keep Brazilians away from Elland Road.
According to reports, Leeds United want a sum of 50 million euros to approve Rafinha’s move. Barcelona are ready to meet the white man’s asking price, albeit with add-ons. They are willing to offer an initial amount of 40 million euros and an additional 10 million euros in additional fees.
However, Xavi’s side are waiting to see if Leeds can survive this season’s Premier League relegation battle. Rafinha reportedly has a clause in his deal with the club that would see him leave for 25 million euros if they drop to the Championship.
Leeds are currently 16th in the league table with 29 points from 30 games. They are currently seven points clear of 18th-placed Watford, who have one game remaining.