- Waiting to ensure the continuity of Dembele, at Barcelona there is a debate about whether the signing of the Brazilian should be a priority or if the money must first be used to get the incorporations of Lewandowski or Koundé
The possible signing of Rafinha (25 years old) by Barcelona aims to be one of the issues that will mark the news of the Barcelona team in the coming days. Waiting to resolve his future, the Brazilian winger did not travel to Australia to participate in Leeds United‘s pre-season tour and everything seemed geared towards his arrival at the Camp Nou being a matter of time, but things are not so clear
Barcelona is about to close the renewal of Ousmane Dembele until 2024, after a long soap opera about his contract extension, and that could change the plans in the preparation of the squad for next season. At the club, there is debate about whether the signing of Rafinha should be prioritized once Dembele‘s continuity is practically assured or if it is necessary to bet on closing the incorporations of Robert Lewandowski or Jules Koundé.
If Dembele renews, there would already be a level winger in the team and there is part of the sports leadership that considers that other positions should be reinforced to balance the squad. Xavi is delighted to continue counting on the French winger and does not close the door on Raphinha, the more talent the better, but he is also aware that the other signings would be significant reinforcements.
The latest information coming from England indicates that the transfer of Rafinha could exceed 70 million euros, a very high amount considering the delicate economic situation of Barcelona, and that money could be used to close the signings of Lewandowski or Koundé for making a leap in quality to the campus. Rafinha desires to dress as a Barcelona player and has already asked his representative, Deco, to hurry up all the options to fulfill his dream. The conditions between Barcelona and Rafinha are already agreed and the only thing missing is the definitive agreement with Leeds, who has already assumed that he will not be able to count on the Brazilian international next season. Chelsea and Tottenham are also on the prowl.