Barcelona Transfers: Raphinha on Xavi’s wishlist, Adama Traore swap deal mooted

Xavi Hernandez at presentation of Santander Bank in Barcelona, Catalonia
Xavi Hernandez at presentation of Santander Bank in Barcelona, Catalonia - IMAGO / Agencia EFE

Raphinha a key target for Barcelona

Barcelona are keen on signing the Leeds United winger Raphinha this summer.

According to a report from the Telegraph, the Spanish outfit have now stepped up their efforts to sign the Brazilian international and they are prepared to offer separate deals to Leeds United depending on where they finish this season.

Leeds are currently caught up in the relegation battle and Raphinha could be available for a bargain if they are relegated to the Championship.

However, if Leeds managed to escape relegation, they could demand a massive fee for the Brazilian winger and it remains to be seen whether Barcelona can convince them to sell the player for a more reasonable price.

The 25-year-old has been a key player for Leeds United since joining the club and he has the potential to develop into a top-class player in the future.

A player of his ability will want to play in the Champions league soon and moving to Barcelona could be ideal for him.

Traore’s move in doubt

Meanwhile, the Spanish outfit have been linked with a permanent move for the Wolves winger Adama Traore but Fabrizio Romano is claiming that the Spanish outfit have no intention of paying £25.3 million to convert the 26-year-old’s loan deal into a permanent move.

However, the Spanish outfit could look to sign the player if they are offered a swap deal.

It will be interesting to see if Wolverhampton Wanderers are prepared to accept a Barcelona fringe player in exchange for Traore this summer.

The 26-year-old is currently on loan at the Spanish club and he has been a useful squad player for Xavi.