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Raphinha is one of the players that Barcelona is banking on after spending $71 million (£56 million/€65 million) to get him from Leeds United. Also, he’s been mentioned as a potential Mohamed Salah successor, so there’s a chance he may be available soon.
Raphinha was Xavi’s main character last year. Things have changed for the better for the Barcelona player, who was instrumental in the team’s title run with 14 goals and 25 assists in league play. The 26-year-old is reportedly for sale since the club needs the money to sign João Félix and João Cancelo, according to Football Insider. He has started just three games in the league this season, and he was benched in one of those games.
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To start with, Liverpool would likely pursue a younger player than Raphinha, who will be 27 in a matter of weeks. Above all else, Liverpool is under no need to find a replacement for Salah at this time.
Liverpool will have to find a left-footed player with a greater goal-scoring record than Salah when the time comes to replace him. That moment has not yet come, though, even if Raphinha were the ideal profile.
With each passing game, Salah proves he is not prepared to leave his position as one of Liverpool’s most valuable players. If Salah were to significantly slow down, he would still outplay nearly every player in his position on a global scale.
You can anticipate that the rumors surrounding Raphinha’s transfer to Liverpool will persist, given that both Barcelona and Liverpool are in the market for a player. However, it is quite unlikely that Jürgen Klopp is currently interested.