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Raphinha becomes Barcelona’s top summer target - report

The Leeds United winger is on the radar

Leeds United Training Session Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

Leeds United forward Raphinha may be the player that finally gets Barcelona over Erling Haaland. The Premier League attacker is a versatile player who can play on both sides and would be a great replacement for Ousmane Dembele should he leave on a free transfer as is currently expected.

Sport is reporting that Xavi is backing the move as a priority and demand is certainly expected to be there for Raphinha in the summer with other big clubs looking for young attacking prowess.

The Brazilian joined Leeds from Rennes for €20m two years ago and has been a key part of their attack. He’s scored 15 goals and been a part of 12 more in the 57 games he’s been a part of.

Barcelona are said to have made an initial offer of €35 million, although Marca are reporting that the Premier League side want at least €40m for the Brazilian forward.