Barcelona set £72m price tag for Raphinha amidst Premier League Interest

Despite his impressive brace in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain, Raphinha’s future at Barcelona remains uncertain. The Catalan club is reportedly considering selling the attacker, but only under certain conditions.

Raphinha is expected to start again for Xavi in the second leg of the Champions League clash on Tuesday night. Blaugrana fans will undoubtedly be hoping for a repeat of his incredible performance from the first leg, where he scored twice and tormented the Parisian defense.

However, despite his heroics, Raphinha’s long-term future at Barcelona is far from certain. Signed from Leeds United in July 2022 for a hefty €58 million, the Porto Alegre native took some time to settle in. While Raphinha has posted a decent return this season with 8 goals and 10 assists in 31 appearances (all competitions), a departure in the coming months is not out of the question.

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Barca Demand €80m for Raphinha

It is worth noting that the Brazilian and Barcelona are currently under contract until June 2027. In this context, Sport reports on Tuesday, April 16, that the Catalan hierarchy is now demanding no less than €80 million for their attacker. The Spanish daily also adds that the La Liga side recently rejected a €60 million offer from the Premier League for the former Rennes player, without providing further details, an amount deemed insufficient by Joan Laporta and his team.

The recent good performances of the Blaugranas’ number 11 against PSG and Las Palmas have undoubtedly played a role in this desire to raise the asking price. While waiting for his future to be decided, Raphinha will try to lead his team to the Champions League semi-finals tonight at the Montjuic Stadium.

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