Raphinha reveals two Barce legend he want to emulate


Raphinha reveals two Barce legend he want to emulate

Barcelona’s new signing Raphinha has revealed the two Barcelona Brazilian players he wants to emulate at the club

However, Raphinha complete a sensational transfer from Leeds United to Barcelona this summer transfer

It was a dream come through for the 25-years-old had he pushed everything to join Barcelona this summer transfer

Chelsea was in a good position to sign the player after Leeds accepted Chelsea’s £60milions offers but he reject the moves

Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday has reached a full agreement with Leeds United to sign the winger this summer

Raphinha hopes he could follow in the footsteps of former Barcelona players  Ronaldinho and Neymar

The winger hopes he could emulate the two Barcelona legends during his time at Barca

The 25-year-old gave his first club interview a few hours after the deal was struck

“I saw Ronaldinho come here and achieve so much and after that Neymar as well. For me as a Brazilian to come here, it’s an honor. I hope to reach the same objectives that those two players achieved.”

Both Ronaldinho and Neymar achieved a lot at Barcelona.

Ronaldinho joined the club in 2003, and over the next five years, he helped them to five titles, including the 2006 UEFA Champions League, scoring 94 goals in 207 games across competitions.

Meanwhile, Neymar arrived in 2013 and enjoyed a four-year spell, striking up a fearsome partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

He helped the Blaugrana to 14 titles, including the 2015-16 continental treble, scoring 105 goals.

With Raphinha having such huge objectives in sight, fans will have big expectations from the player.

He has never been a prolific scorer like Ronaldinho and Neymar

Moreover, having struck more than ten goals in a league campaign just twice so far.

However, at Barcelona, where the demands will be high, the Brazilian will have to up his game.

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