Rafinha is surrounded by rumors of a return to the English Premier League (EPL).
The Spanish media ‘Pichahes’ reported on the 12th (Korean time) that “Newcastle United has been steadily exploring the signing of Rafinha since last month.”안전놀이터
Rafinha joined Barcelona from Leeds last year. Barcelona had high expectations while spending a transfer fee of 58 million euros (approximately 85.8 billion won) to sign Rafinha.
Performance was satisfactory. Rafinha scored 10 goals and 12 assists in 50 games across all competitions in the 22/23 season. It is no exaggeration to say that he led Barcelona’s attack together with Robert Lewandowski.
Compared to his performance, Hafinya’s future is uncertain. Barcelona are considering selling players such as Rafinha, Ansu Fati and Frank Kessie to comply with the La Liga salary cap regulations.
Newcastle dug into this gap. According to reports, Newcastle are confident that they will be able to convince Rafinha to stay with their money, even if they want to stay.
The transfer fee doesn’t seem to be a big problem either. The media said, “Barcelona will want at least 80 million euros (about 111 billion won) for Rafinha’s transfer fee. It is not a big problem for Newcastle.”
It seems that weight is being placed on the possibility of transfer. Barcelona is inevitable to sell at least 100 million euros (about 138.5 billion won) this summer. The prevailing expectation is that this pressure will force it to choose to sell Rafinha.