Manchester City target Barça's Raphinha as possible Mahrez replacement

Manchester City target Barça's Raphinha as possible Mahrez replacement

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The Premier League champions could be looking to strengthen their forward line

Riyad Mahrez's move to Al-Ahli appears to be a matter of time. The Algerian player has already reached an agreement with the Saudi Arabian club over his salary and the only thing left to do is to finalise a transfer fee with Manchester City. So far, the Saudi Arabian club have offered a fee of around 20 million and are awaiting a response from City.

With the possible loss of Mahrez, club officials are already scouring the market in search of a player to replace the attacker and one name on the table plays for Barcelona.

According to the information provided by the website 'Foot Mercato', City have set their sights on Raphinha to reinforce the team's forward line. The profile of the winger appeals to the club's coach, Pep Guardiola, and they could make an economic effort to acquire his services.

The Brazilian international had a good first season at Barça, scoring 10 goals and assisting 12 goals. Raphinha has a contract with the club until 2027 and has already reiterated on several occasions his desire to continue at Barça.

Therefore, if Manchester City want to sign the winger, they would have to make a big offer and would also have to try to convince the player himself.

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