This big time, I feel like we werent expecting Raphinha to be available but when Barca realised they had to actually pay they cooled their interest.Even if they sell De Jong they need to pay Pique a year's salary and Lewandowski and Silva will cost €100m. They were only interested in Raphinha in a bargain relegation sell-off.
Signing Jesus would alleviate a lot of pressure.Feels like from what all sources are saying the Jesus deal is done bar the fee agreement (quite a big factor admittedly) & we focussing now trying to fast track a deal for Raph.
If Viera is anything to go by (6 days from deal being reported to announcement), Jesus might not be until next week, even if all done.
Then there is Martinez who we are up against Utd for. Seems like whoever player prefers. We can possibly offer more playing time but they have his ex manager.
Gonna be a looong window folks.