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Al Nassr make first contacts for €60 million-rated Barcelona winger – report



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Saudi Arabian clubs continue to disrupt the transfer market, having already signed a slew of top players from clubs across Europe.

Barcelona have already sold Franck Kessie to Al-Ahli and had held talks with Al Nassr over the possible sale of Clement Lenglet, but the move did not go through.

It now appears that the Middle East club, who boast of Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks, are eyeing a raid on Barcelona for Brazilian winger Raphinha, whose market value stands at €60 million.

Al Nassr make contacts for Raphinha

Indeed, as reported by journalist Gianluigi Longari, Al Nassr are interested in signing Raphinha this summer and have already made the first contacts to explore the possibility of a move.

The Brazilian international had been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia earlier this summer as well, but those speculations had died down in recent weeks.

However, as we head into the final phase of the transfer window, it appears that Al Nassr are planning to raid the La Liga champions for the 26-year-old winger.

On Saudi Arabia’s radars. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

The report states that while the Saudi Arabian giants have established initial contacts, they are yet to make an offer for Raphinha.

Raphinha is key for Xavi

While there may be interest in Raphinha from Al Nassr, it appears very unlikely that Xavi would allow Barcelona to sanction his sale, especially this late in the transfer window.

Having already parted ways with Ousmane Dembele this summer, the Blaugrana cannot afford to lose Raphinha as well, with the Brazilian international now the undisputed first-choice starter on the right flank.

The player, for his part, has always maintained that he wants to stay and succeed at Barça and as such, the interest from Al Nassr is unlikely to lead to anything substantial, unless they come up with an offer that is too good to refuse.

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