Tottenham Eyeing Potential Swap Deal with Barcelona: Romero for Raphinha

November 21, 2023 11:58 am

In a potential game-changing move, Tottenham Hotspur is considering a strategic swap deal involving one of their pivotal players, Cristian Romero, in exchange for Barcelona’s dazzling winger, Raphinha.

The Lilywhites have showcased a promising start to their season, albeit experiencing setbacks like a significant defeat against Chelsea and a late collapse to Wolves just before the international break. Follow your favourite football team with attractive La Liga odds from Nextbet. 

However, there’s a unanimous sentiment that Tottenham’s squad depth remains a concern, prompting speculation of potential significant signings in the upcoming transfer windows under manager Ange Postecoglou.

Following Harry Kane’s departure from north London in the summer, Spurs have felt the absence of a key attacker, creating an imminent need to address the gap. Reports from Spain, as relayed by the Express, suggest that Tottenham is exploring the possibility of swapping their defensive linchpin, Cristian Romero, for the versatile winger, Raphinha.

While Romero has been a linchpin in Postecoglou’s defensive setup, Raphinha’s standout performances for Leeds United in the Premier League have drawn Tottenham’s interest. Despite Raphinha’s triumphant La Liga campaign with Barcelona, the emergence of Lamine Yamal and financial constraints could lead the Catalans to consider offloading the Brazilian winger.

The potential inclusion of Raphinha in the squad offers tactical versatility for Tottenham. Beyond merely replacing Richarlison on the left-wing, Raphinha’s adaptability extends to playing as a right-winger, potentially enabling Dejan Kulusevski to shift to a midfield role.

However, Romero’s immediate availability for selection is curtailed by a three-match suspension following his expulsion in the Chelsea clash, posing a temporary setback for any potential deal discussions. Tottenham’s pursuit of Raphinha signals their intent to reinforce the squad and inject more dynamism into their attacking options. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports.