Spurs have reportedly dropped their interest in Brentford’s Ivan Toney and have instead turned their attention to Barcelona’s Raphinha.
That’s according to a recent report from Football Transfers, who claim the Lilywhites have a ‘concrete interest’ in the Brazilian winger.
Despite being signed from Leeds United just 18 months ago, Raphinha, 26, has struggled to become a regular in Xavi’s first-team plans.
Starting in just three La Liga games this season, the 26-year-old has spent most of his time on the Barcelona bench with Lamine Yamal preferred on the right wing.
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Consequently, set to be made available for transfer in the New Year, Barcelona will reportedly cash in on their number 11 as long as a club meets their £61 million (€70 million) valuation.
For Ange Postecoglou, there are likely to be mid-season funds made available following Harry Kane’s £100 million move to Bayern Munich in the summer.
Raphinha would pose a great option in attack for the Aussie. Not only is he incredibly technical and exciting to watch, but given his experience with Leeds United, he is also Premier League-proven — a valuable asset for any manager looking to take a club to the next level.
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Author : Andrew Walker
Publish date : 2023-11-17 16:46:53
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