It’s no secret that, as the January transfer window draws near, Tottenham Hotspur is interested in Raphinha.
The Barcelona forward has emerged as one of the Premier League’s main targets as they look to bolster their offensive lineup.
Raphinha is wanted by Barcelona for €70 million.
With a new update on Raphinha’s future, Diario SPORT has reiterated that Barcelona is adamant about their asking amount.
Notwithstanding the attacker’s underwhelming performance at Camp Nou, the Catalans are seeking a sum of approximately €70 million for him.
Barça’s expectations are not shocking considering how much money the team spent on Raphinha’s acquisition last summer. They are now eager to make up for the loss because they understand that, given the terms of the deal, they will have to pay the player in the future.
Tottenham, though, seems reluctant to abide by Barcelona’s demands. They are unable to afford to pay the player €70 million.
Tottenham looks to trade.
To sweeten the pot, the article does add that Tottenham Hotspur is amenable to the notion of a possible trade deal.
Cristian Romero is one of the players whose name has been mentioned. The Argentine has made 11 appearances in competitive play this season, making him one of Spurs’ primary defenders.
Barcelona, on the other hand, has a strong center defense unit. While Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, and Jules Kounde are some long-term options, they signed Inigo Martinez in the summer.
Though there have been rumors that Christensen is leaving Camp Nou,