Gabriel Martinelli, Barça’s priority to forget Raphinha

Looking for a worthy replacement for the Brazilian, the Blaugrana have set their sights on the young Arsenal striker to strengthen their attacking sector
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-02-23 16:39:24

While Raphinha’s departure from FC Barcelona is taking shape more and more, the Catalan club already seems to have found its potential replacement. Looking for reinforcement for next season, the Blaugrana leaders have reportedly set their sights on Gabriel Martinelli, a promising young striker from Arsenal.


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Aged only 22, Brazilian Martinelli is having a convincing season with the Gunners. In 28 appearances in all competitions, he scored 7 goals and delivered 3 assists, demonstrating the full extent of his offensive talent. His good performances with Arsenal coupled with his 9 caps with Brazil caught the eye of Barça.

According to sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona have identified Martinelli as a priority target to strengthen their attack. Estimated at 100 million euros by Arsenal, the player is only under contract until June 2027 with the London club. Although contractually bound, he would not have any release clause, which leaves a door open for Barça to negotiate his transfer.