April 24, 2024

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Reports: Barcelona’s Key Decisions on Jadon Sancho Swap Deal with Manchester United and Raphinha’s Future

Barcelona not interested in Jadon Sancho from Manchester United as Raphinha stays

According to reports, Barcelona have decided against signing Jadon Sancho from Manchester United and are keen on keeping Raphinha. The Catalan side is not interested in a swap deal that could see Raphinha moving to Manchester United in exchange for Sancho. The England international has been excluded from the Red Devils’ squad following a public fallout with manager Erik ten Hag. Sancho was left out of the squad for a recent match against Arsenal due to training-related concerns and has since hit back at ten Hag. Despite the controversies, he has only made three substitute appearances this season, playing a total of 76 minutes. It is believed that Sancho does not have a future at Old Trafford and is likely to be offloaded in January. Meanwhile, Barcelona will only consider selling Raphinha if a substantial offer comes their way in the summer. Raphinha joined Barcelona from Leeds United in 2022 and has been in impressive form, having scored two goals and assisted five times in 15 appearances this season.

Manchester United are currently struggling in the Premier League and could use an additional attacking option like Jadon Sancho. Brazilian winger Antony has been underwhelming this season, failing to register a single goal contribution in 16 appearances, while Marcus Rashford has also struggled for form with just two goals in 20 appearances. Amid these concerns, manager Erik ten Hag addressed the potential return of Sancho to the squad, indicating that it is up to the player to meet certain standards if he wants to make a comeback. However, it seems unlikely that Sancho will return to the squad, and he has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in January. United will be looking for a positive result against Bayern Munich in their upcoming match and will need to win and hope for favorable outcomes in other matches to progress in the Champions League.