Mikel Arteta ‘would love to sign’ £50M Brazilian international for Arsenal
ARSENAL would certainly be interested in signing Barcelona winger Raphinha this summer if he became available.
Raphinha had been superb for Leeds, racking up 17 goals and 12 assists in 67 appearances for the Whites, and there alot of clubs that were very interested in trying to sign the Brazilian winger.
Barcelona ended up winning the race, striking a deal worth around £55million for the Arsenal transfer target, and it seems that the Gunners hopes of signing the man had faded into the distance.
However – there has been speculation in the media that Barcelona would be open to letting Raphinha depart the club this summer window in order to raise some funds and freshen up their squad.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID –
Reporter Iomie Stanley has claimed that Arteta would love to bring Raphinha to the club this summer.
‘Rahinha is a player that Arteta has been keeping an eye on since his days with Leeds and those impressive performances in the Premier League
“Arteta would absolutely be interested in him if he was on the market, even though he already has a number of attackers in that squad.
“he would bring so much to the Arsenal side that Arteta may think it is foolish to turn down the chance to sign the Brazilian if he does come onto the market over the next couple of weeks.
‘I don’t think Barcelona are going to consider letting him go and I think he very much wants to stay at Barcelona. But I think it’d be an absolutely perfect signing for Arsenal.
WILL ARSENAL GET THE SIGN RAPHINHA AGAIN?
Look, the transfer window has been open up for a few weeks now and the new season is just around the corner – many feel that the big transfer business is done for Arsenal and Arteta, and they will just look to add some exciting talents to the squad.
Raphinha is a man that could make a difference at the Emirates – but he is also a player that the club do not need as they already have enough quality wingers.
ARSENAL may get the chance to sign Raphinha in the future – but this summer it will not happen and we would be shocked to see him leave Barcelona.
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