Newcastle United are interested in signing Barcelona striker Raphinha, according to reports SPORT. A report from the Spanish outlet claims that Newcastle wanted to sign the former Leeds United star in the summer of 2023 and remain interested in the Brazil international.
Barcelona have no plans to sell Raphinha mid-season, but the La Liga champions could cash in on the winger at the end of the season if his performances do not improve. The 26-year-old has made three starts and six substitute appearances in La Liga for Barca this season, scoring two goals and providing one assist in those games.
Newcastle currently sit seventh in the Premier League table with 20 points from 12 matches, six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham. Meanwhile, Barcelona currently sit third in the La Liga table with 30 points from 13 matches, four points behind leaders Girona.