Man Utd move closer to signing £78.6million star – Report

Raphinha playing for Brazil

Manchester United have been interested in Raphinha for some time and the latest reports indicate they have moved closer to signing him.

Back in December last year, Sport revealed that Man Utd offered Sancho in a swap deal to lure the Brazilian from Barcelona.

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However, the Catalan giants turned the move down and have been asking for a fee of £78.6million ($100million) for the South American.

As per the latest reports going on in the media, the Blaugrana would allow Raphinha to leave in the summer.

As per Spanish source, Todo Fichajes, the former Leeds United player would be the first to depart the Nou Camp outfit in the next transfer window and they are eyeing the signing of Paolo Dybala to replace him.

The media outlet have mentioned that Man Utd are in full negotiations and have even reached an agreement in principle to sign Raphinha.

The 27-year-old winger was a hit at Elland Road and he was a key member of Xavi’s squad that won the La Liga title in the last campaign.

This term, Raphinha has failed to start on regular basis. Thus far, he has only started 12 games in the league and directly contributed in 11 goals (4 goals and 7 assists).

His numbers are way better than big money Old Trafford flop, Antony, and in all fairness, Man Utd should replace the Brazilian with his compatriot.

The question is, should Man Utd pay £78.6million to sign Raphinha from Barcelona?

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