NEWCASTLE have reportedly approached Barcelona over a £70million move for Raphinha.
The Brazilian winger has failed to live up to the hype following his£55m move from Leeds to the LaLiga giants in 2022.
But during his time at Elland Road, Raphinha had become one of the best players outside of the 'big six'.
And it is thought that Newcastle would be interested in giving him a chance to revive his career in the Premier League.
According to Gerard Romero on the Jijantes FC Twitch channel, the Magpies have suggested they would be willing to offer Barcelona a £70m fee to wrap up a deal.
A tweet from the account read: "Barça has received a verbal proposal from Newcastle for Raphinha.
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"The English club would be willing to offer a figure of around €80M [£70m] for the Brazilian player."
The 26-year-old has managed to score eight goals and assist seven in 40 appearances in all competitions.
And many fans think that the Magpies would be paying well over the odds to sign him.
One fan tweeted: "Newcastle getting scammed."
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A second wrote: "Raphinha would be a great signing but £70m seems very steep.
"A lot less risk with him over [Moussa] Diaby as he’s played Premier League previously, but Diaby 5 years younger and probably a higher ceiling at a cheaper price."
A Barca supporter added: "For performance, he is our best winger this year, but let's go, for 80 million I will take him on a piggyback to Newcastle if necessary."
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