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Report: Barcelona could be forced to sell Manchester United target

Raphinha left Leeds United for Barcelona in the summer of 2022.
Raphinha left Leeds United for Barcelona in the summer of 2022. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona might be forced to sell Manchester United target Raphinha

Barcelona, one of the most successful clubs in European football, is facing a major financial crisis. The Catalan club has been struggling with its finances for a long time and the recent financial crisis has only made things worse.

According to Cadena Ser, the club may be forced to sell some of its star players in the summer to alleviate its financial burden. One of the players who could potentially be on the move is Brazilian star Raphinha.

The Red Devils have been keeping a close eye on the player and are keen to bring him to Old Trafford in the summer. His abilities are something that are very well known and he has shown what he can do in the Premier League with Leeds United.

Barcelona’s financial problems stem from a number of factors, including the high salaries of its players, the club’s massive debt and its inability to generate sufficient revenue. The club has been struggling to make ends meet, and it is now at a point where it may have to sell some of its star players to balance the books.

Raphinha has been a key player for Barcelona off the bench this season, playing a crucial role in the team’s attacking play. The Brazilian winger has been a constant threat on the flanks, causing problems for opposing defences with his pace, dribbling skills and eye for goal.

If Manchester United indeed sign the Brazilian, he will fit the Erik ten Hag team very well. He is just the kind of player that the Dutchman likes to have and it would be a solid option. However, it will not be easy.

Barcelona forward Raphinha being eyed by Manchester United in shock deadline day swoop.
Barcelona forward Raphinha being eyed by Manchester United in shock deadline day swoop. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Raphinha is one of those players who can bring Barcelona the big money. It will not be easy for Man United with many other clubs also in the race. However, it will be worth signing a player who will influence our team in a positive way.

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Let’s see how this particular situation develops. Barcelona might choose to keep him after all but we have to be attentive.

Written by Pranav Kannan

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