Man on a mission: Dembele makes clear his ambition as he is spotted touching the UCL trophyFootball
Barcelona Star Ready to Snub Manchester United and Bayern Munich This Summer
- Barcelona winger, Raphinha has reaffirmed his commitment to the Catalan club
- Manchester United and Bayern Munich are two clubs willing to sign the Brazilian this summer
- Raphinha only arrived at Camp Nou last summer, joining on a five-year deal from Leeds United
Raphinha intends to stay at Barcelona beyond this summer, despite interest from some of Europe's top clubs following an impressive debut season in La Liga.
English Premier League giants Manchester United and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are two clubs that have been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old Brazilian winger.
According to Sportskeeda, Raphinha, who penned a five-year deal when he joined Barcelona from Leeds United last summer, has revealed he hopes to complete his contract with the Catalan giants.
"I will continue at Barça next season, and the season after that, and the season after that. I have many years of contract, I hope to fulfill those years and many more. I’m comfortable here."
Raphinha helped Barcelona win the 2022/23 La Liga title, scoring 10 goals and creating 12 assists in 50 games across all competitions for the Catalan club.
Newcastle make Raphinha approach
Newcastle United have also made a first approach to sign Raphinha and have submitted a bid in the region of €80million for the Brazilian, according to Chronicle Live.
Barcelona are keen on keeping Raphinha at the club next season, but their financial predicament may impact the winger’s ability to stay at the club after just one season.
Manager Xavi has already spoken about his desire to keep the Brazilian at the club next summer, as he has been a mainstay in the La Liga title-winning side this season.
Barca tired of Raphinha’s attitude
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Raphinha is already getting on the nerves of his employers with his attitude, despite only joining the Catalan club last summer.
5 potential replacements for Marco Asensio at Real MadridFootball
The Brazilian forward reacted angrily after he was substituted in the 87th minute by Xavi during the goalless draw against Getafe on Sunday, as the Catalans failed to win in their third consecutive game.
Raphinha’s behaviour is said to not be going down too well with the Barcelona coaching staff as well as some of his teammates.