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Manchester City want Raphinha as a potential replacement for Mahrez

Manchester City has contacted Barcelona regarding a potential deal to sign Raphinha in the upcoming summer.

City is keen on securing Raphinha’s signature, especially if Mahrez decides to leave the club. Al-Ahli has shown interest in signing Mahrez and is prepared to offer €20m for the forward. As a result, City sees Raphinha, the former Leeds United player, as a potential replacement for Mahrez. It has been reported that Mahrez has already agreed to personal terms with the Saudi Arabian club.

Raphinha joined Barcelona last summer and has since made 50 appearances for the team, scoring ten goals and providing 12 assists. While he has a contract until 2027, Barcelona is reportedly open to considering offers for him, although no specific fee has been mentioned.

Manchester City is undergoing a squad overhaul this summer, with notable departures already confirmed. Ilkay Gundogan has moved to Barcelona, and Kyle Walker has agreed with Bayern Munich to transfer.

Before pursuing a replacement, City might have to sell Mahrez. Raphinha is part of Barca’s squad for a pre-season tour in the United States and is likely to feature in their first friendly against Juventus on July 22.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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