Why Barcelona is encouraging Raphinha’s summer exit despite his Las Palmas heroics?

In the current season, Barcelona's Brazilian player Raphinha has faced injuries but remains the team's third-highest goal scorer in La Liga.

Why Barcelona Will Try To Sell Raphina This Summer
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In the ongoing season, the Brazilian player has encountered numerous setbacks due to injuries, yet he stands as the third-highest scorer for Barcelona in La Liga this season. His decisive goal against Las Palmas last Saturday marked his fifth league goal, placing him just behind Robert Lewandowski (13) and Joao Felix (6).

However, according to reports from SPORT, Barcelona may contemplate selling the player should a suitable offer arise during the upcoming summer transfer window. Following Ousmane Dembele’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain last summer, Raphinha was promoted to the position of first-choice right winger by Xavi. Despite this, the Brazilian international has struggled to meet expectations, often losing his place in the starting lineup to Lamine Yamal and Ferran Torres.

The reigning Spanish champions find themselves compelled to offload players in the upcoming window due to financial constraints, and they would be open to considering offers for Raphinha if they meet the criteria. However, it remains uncertain whether the former Leeds United star would agree to leave Camp Nou. Nevertheless, the club seems determined to encourage his departure.

Following a much-needed victory in La Liga, Xavi’s team will now shift their attention to European competition as they prepare to face Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Raphinha

Raphael Dias Belloli

Forwarder, Midfielder

BrazilBrazil

Age: 28

176 cm

58 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 24 8 Missed
Minutes 1141 47.5 Avg
Goals 5 0.2 Avg
Assist 8 0.3 Avg
Attempt 37 1.5 Avg
Passes 499 20.877.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 2 0.1 Avg
Red 1 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 22 times for 1067 minutes for La Liga.

Raphinha scored 5 goals for FC Barcelona. He procured 7 assists. He received 2 yellow cards and 1 red card.

His team is currently 2nd in La Liga. In the last match FC Barcelona won 1-0 against Las Palmas.

FC Barcelona performance and stats

FC Barcelona

Manager: Xavi
Rank 2nd
Win 21
Draw 7
Loss 4
Goals 64-37
Diff 27
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 12-6
Diff 6

FC Barcelona is currently 2nd in the La Liga with 67 points.

In the last 30 games, it has won 20 times, drawn 7 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, FC Barcelona won 1-0 against Las Palmas.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 61 goals and conceding 34.​