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"Would give everything..." - Bruno Fernandes makes Raphinha admission amid Barcelona exit reports

Rory O'Callaghan

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"Would give everything..." - Bruno Fernandes makes Raphinha admission amid Barcelona exit reports

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has admitted he would love to play with Barcelona star Raphinha again.

Fernandes, 28, was briefly teammates with the Brazilian at Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.

Raphinha, 26, spent just one full season with Sporting before moving to French club Rennes in 2019, a year before Fernandes left to join Manchester United.

Raphinha later moved to United's rivals Leeds in 2020 and impressed enough over the course of two seasons at Elland Road to earn a dream move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

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Raphinha has struggled to adapt to Spanish football, managing only two goals in his first 18 appearances for Barcelona.

But Fernandes says he would jump at the chance to play alongside the Brazilian again.

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Fernandes praises Raphinha 'chemistry'

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When asked by The Athletic which of his former teammates he would love to have on his side, Fernandes said: "So many. Raphinha, who is now at Barcelona, would be one.

"The chemistry between me and him was really good.

"I didn't play with him for a long time at Sporting, but I felt he was a teammate who would give everything for me."

Reports in Spain claim Barcelona are considering selling Raphinha after his underwhelming start at the club.

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Spanish outlet Sport claims Barcelona head coach Xavi and his backroom staff are getting "impatient" with the South American and "expect much more from him".

It is claimed that Raphinha will be given until the end of the season to save his Barcelona career.

Arsenal and Chelsea have been touted as potential destinations for the Brazil international, should he leave the Nou Camp.

Both London clubs tried to sign the winger last summer but failed, with Barcelona signing him from Leeds in a deal worth around £55m.

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Topics: Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, Raphinha, Barcelona, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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