Barcelona’s Rafinha (26) is receiving interest from Tottenham.
Spanish media ‘Football Spain’ reported on the 18th (Korean time) that “Barcelona has been suffering financially for the past few years.” 지울프-토토
He added, “It will affect your ability to spend as much as you want during the transfer period.
You can ease your worries by selling for a large amount of money. One of them is Rafinha.”
He also said, “He was expected to be the undisputed starter on the right wing this season due to the departure of Ousmane Dembele.
However, due to injury problems and the emergence of Ramin Yamal, he is not playing as much as he would like.”
The media said, “Barcelona has set a transfer fee of 70 million euros (about 99 billion won) for Rafinha.
They are planning to sell Rafinha next summer.”
Tottenham are expressing their intention to recruit him. The media stated, “Tottenham has a specific interest in recruiting Rafinha.”
Rafinha, who played two seasons at Leeds United starting in the 2020-21 season, joined Barcelona in the 2022-23 season.
He left with a transfer fee of 55 million pounds (about 88.8 billion won).
He got a lot of opportunities in his first season. He scored 10 goals and 12 assists in 50 total games.
He appeared as a starter in 25 of the 36 La Liga games.
However, this season is slowing down.
He has 2 goals and 3 assists in 11 total games.
In 9 La Liga games, he appeared as a starter in only 3 games.
At the beginning of the season, he was sidelined due to a red card, and recently there were injury problems.
Rafinha’s presence in the team is not high.
Rafinha’s position was further narrowed by the performance of ‘Wonder Kid’ Yamal.
In particular, he has experience playing in the Premier League.
This is the reason why it is linked to a transfer to the Premier League.
According to British media ‘Cut Offside’, the teams targeting Rafinha include Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
Competition for recruitment is expected to become more intense.
‘Football Spain’ predicted, “Rapinha’s future remains to be seen.
It seems certain that Rafinha will remain at the club for the remainder of the season.
However, he may return to the Premier League after that.”