With the Barcelona board authorizing the sale of a stake in club assets such as BLM amid the financial crisis, things are likely to pick up pace regarding his transfer activity in the coming weeks.
The Catalans have set several goals for the summer, but are unable to pursue them due to lack of funds. This has raised concerns about whether blaugrana Can proceed with the transfer.
as reported by sports worldOne such player who is concerned about his status amid ties with Barcelona is Leeds United superstar Rafinha.
The 25-year-old has been identified as the ideal replacement for contract rebel Usman Dembele and a contract agreement is reportedly already in place.
However, the Brazilian winger is drawing a lot of interest from other Premier League clubs. Indeed, Liverpool are eyeing Rafinha as a substitute for Sadio Mane, while Chelsea and Arsenal also want him to strengthen their attacking units.
But Rafinha’s heart is ready to move to Camp Nou and is not entertaining any other proposals on the table. Also, there is growing concern about whether Barcelona will be able to sign him.
Therefore, Rafinha’s agent, Deco, is set to travel to Barcelona next week to assess the situation and demand clarity from the Catalan giants as to whether they can afford to land the winger’s signature.
If the response is yes, Rafinha is ready to wait as long as Barca need him, while also taking on more lucrative offers from other clubs looking to sign him in the summer.
Other suitors are reportedly pressuring Brazil to make a decision soon. But Rafinha is not in a position to do so due to the situation in Barcelona.
Leeds, for their part, are keeping silence on the situation and saying they have yet to make an offer for Rafinha from Barcelona or other clubs.
Barca president Joan Laporta reportedly contacted Rafinha to reassure him that the club would take a step to sign him. But, Deco is ready to meet them blaugrana Face to face to receive further assurances as their client’s future hangs in the balance.