Barcelona want Raphinha and Lewandowski transfers for dream front three

Suraj Radia
Suraj Radia 20 May 2022 20:02 CEST 3 min read
Raphinha, Leeds, 2021/22

Barcelona are prioritising moves for Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski with the aim to pair them with Ansu Fati in a dream front three.

The Catalan side are in the process of rebuilding their team following the financial issues that saw them lose Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

And they are looking to add Leeds winger Raphinha and Bayern striker Lewandowski as their starters alongside Fati, who missed most of this season through injury.

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The report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo suggests that Raphinha is only a target should Barca fail to agree terms on a new contract with Ousmane Dembele.

Dembele was set to leave the club upon the expiry of his deal this summer however his revival under manager Xavi has led to fresh talks over an extension.

If, however, the 25-year-old cannot agree a new deal then Raphinha is thought to be the ideal target, particularly with Leeds on the verge of relegation from the Premier League.

The Brazilian could be available for €30 million however Manchester United and Real Madrid have also been linked with a move.

Meanwhile Lewandowski has told Bayern Munich he would like to leave for a new challenge and has set his heart on a move to Barca, having reportedly agreed terms on a three-year deal.

The club are not looking to stand in the way of their star striker after eight years of service and may sanction a move for the 33-year-old to move to Spain.

The new-look front three would mean that current starters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres would become backups alongside youngster Ez Abde.

Memphis Depay, who only joined Barcelona a year ago on a free transfer from Lyon, is said to be surplus to requirements and could leave regardless of incomings.