The Brazilian winger may be heading back to the Premier League
Former player and current agent Deco will arrive in Barcelona on Tuesday with the intention of meeting with his charge, Raphinha, as well as Barça officials. The ultimate goal of the former Blaugrana player and now football agent is to convince the Brazilian international striker to accept one of the offers and return to the Premier League.
Deco left Brazil to deal with different issues in Europe, although one of the main focuses is to resolve the future of Raphinha. The Barça striker is one of the players in the Barça squad that the club would be willing to transfer to carry out the adjustment plan demanded by La Liga to comply with Financial Fair Play.
Raphinha's reputation is strong in the Premier League, as it should not be forgotten that Barça won his signature in competition with several of the big English clubs, only because the player himself was willing to sacrifice higher offers for the illusion of playing at the Spotify Camp Nou.
Clearly, Deco's influence was key to the Brazilian international's decision, who only agreed to leave Leeds United for Barça. In many of Barça's recent matches, Raphinha has been voted man of the match, a fact that has not gone unnoticed in English football. Now, the Catalan club needs to bring in money and reduce the wage bill to balance its balance sheet, and to achieve this it must get rid of highly-rated players.
From the Premier League there are reports of multi-million transfer options for Raphinha, such as one from Newcastle. Chelsea are also in the final bidding for his services.
Deco's intention is to sit down with the player and convince him to listen to the options of returning to the English league as it would be a beneficial operation for him and for the club.