2023-01-26 00:41:46

Barcelona hold crunch talks with Deco over Raphinha form

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By Carlos Volcano

Barcelona management have held crunch talks with the agent of Raphinha.

Sport says club directors met with Deco this week to speak about the Brazilian market and also the present and future of Raphinha.

Barcelona are not satisfied with the winger's performance, although they accept he needs time to adapt.

Raphinha joined Barca for 58m plus 7m in variables from Leeds. Barca had to make a big effort to get him after Chelsea were involved in the bidding, trying to bring him to the Bridge.

The Brazilian started inconsistently, with Xavi not giving him a guaranteed starting spot. In fact, Ousmane Dembele earned his place ahead of him and the four midfielder system is making it even harder.

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