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2 things Leeds United need to weigh up as transfer opportunity arises amid Raphinha exit talk

by Vibecity

Leeds United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Barcelona winger Trincao in a possible swap deal with Raphinha.

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Talk of a possible transfer move for Raphinha is intensifying at the moment as it seems Barcelona are turning the screw on signing the winger.

Reports from the likes of Fabrizio Romano have claimed that the Spanish side have been in contact with his agent for some time now, looking to convince him of a move to the Nou Camp.

However, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo are claiming that a potential makeweight in this deal could see Barcelona winger Trincao (on loan at Wolves) move to Leeds in order to reduce the asking price.

As this link emerges, we take a look at two things Leeds need to weigh up if a Trincao swap deal was an option…

Would he be viable?

The first thing we need to look at is whether Trincao would be a player that is useful for us in Raphinha’s absence.

From what we’ve seen first-hand of Trincao against Leeds, signs are good.

He scored, assisted, and hit the woodwork from 30 yards against us last time out, but that performance would be deceptive for his overall season at Molineux.

He’s not had it great so far since leaving Barcelona on loan and it’s clear that selling Raphinha for Trincao is a marked downgrade.

He’s a tricky winger who can clearly cause problems in the final third, but his impressive displays have been too few and far between to warrant branding him a good replacement.

How much is Raphinha worth?







More than £60million


How much would we get on top of him?

It’s clearly not a straight swap deal that would see Raphinha go one way and Trincao the other, the difference in quality of the players means we’re still in for a significant sum on top of the player.

The issue we have here is that Barcelona would definitely value Trincao a lot higher than we would, meaning they won’t be wanting to put much cash on top of selling him.

If any swap deal offer was put on the table, we still need to be bringing in a big amount of money to reinvest elsewhere.

It just doesn’t seem like Barcelona are willing to do that, and this sort of swap deal is an example of that.

Raphinha leaving could see £70million (for example) spread out across the number of positions we need to improve, but a swap restricts that.

Nott’m Forest



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