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Newcastle United linked with Barcelona winger Raphinha

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‘s radar has honed in on the gifted Barcelona winger, Raphinha, if reports from ChronicleLive are to be believed.

ChronicleLive has suggested that Newcastle is primed to launch a bid for the attacking dynamo.

Over the course of this season, Raphinha’s impact on the pitch has been undeniable, featuring prominently in 29 matches, during which he has notched up an impressive tally of 6 goals and provided 10 assists.

On the international stage, Raphinha has showcased his prowess with Brazil, making 22 appearances and finding the back of the net 6 times. His stellar performances earned him a spot in Brazil’s squad for the highly coveted 2022 FIFA World Cup.


In a significant transfer move back in July 2022, Raphinha made the switch to La Liga powerhouse Barcelona, signing a lucrative five-year contract. The reported initial transfer fee stood at £50 million, with additional add-ons potentially increasing the total sum to £55 million.

Should Newcastle wish to secure Raphinha’s services, they must be prepared to dig deep into their pockets to meet Barcelona’s financial demands. Additionally, competition for the winger’s signature is fierce, with clubs from the Saudi Pro League also expressing keen interest.

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Newcastle United’s pursuit of Raphinha signals their ambition to bolster their attacking options and elevate their performance levels on the field. With his proven track record of goals and assists, Raphinha could inject a new dimension into Newcastle’s attacking play.

The potential acquisition of Raphinha would undoubtedly excite Newcastle fans, offering them a glimpse of a brighter future for their beloved club. His flair, creativity, and goal-scoring ability could provide the spark needed to propel Newcastle to greater heights in domestic and potentially even European competitions.

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Newcastle United

However, securing Raphinha’s signature will not be without its challenges. Negotiating with Barcelona and competing with other interested parties will require strategic planning and financial acumen on Newcastle’s part.

Nevertheless, the prospect of seeing Raphinha don the black and white stripes of Newcastle United is a tantalizing one for both the club and its supporters. His arrival could herald the beginning of a new era of success at St. James’ Park, reinvigorating the team and reigniting the passion of the Geordie faithful.

As the transfer window approaches, all eyes will be on Newcastle United as they endeavor to make Raphinha’s dream move to the Premier League a reality. The stage is set for a captivating saga that could shape the club’s fortunes for years to come.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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