“I want to join Man United” – Brazilian star not interested in Barcelona transfer


"I want to join Man United" – Brazilian star not interested in Barcelona transfer

According to a report on The Sun, Brazilian international favors a move to Manchester United over joining Barcelona.

The 25-year-old winger is set to leave his club this summer after securing Premier League football for Leeds United.

Raphinha chipped in with 11 goals and three assists from 35 Premier League games to help Leeds beat the drop in the final game of the campaign.

The report claims Raphinha favors a move to Manchester United despite interest from Barcelona

However, because he wants to reunite with Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United.

The pair played together for a year at Sporting Lisbon.

Raphinha opened up on their excellent relationship last year during an article he wrote for The Players’ Tribune

He said: “My older brother is Bruno Fernandes. At least that’s the way I see it. Our friendship began even before we became teammates at Sporting.

“Once he knew that I was going there, he texted me saying he was looking forward to playing with me.

“I know that I would have arrived at the club in a very timid way if I hadn’t known anyone there before, so he really helped me settle quickly.

“Bruno has helped me so much. In Portugal, we would talk a lot and go out for meals. When I went to Rennes, he advised me. The guy is so clever.

“When I was on the plane to Leeds, he texted me saying my style would fit the league. He was right again.

“Just being around him is an inspiration because of the way he behaves. At the top level, I have never seen anyone work as hard as him.

“You know it will be very difficult to do what he does, but if you try long enough and listen to what he says, you might get close.

“I like to tell him that the next time we play each other, I’m going to nutmeg him. We always joke around with each other.

“I’ll see you on the pitch soon, brother. Make sure to keep your legs closed.”

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