As we all know, speculation, especially this early, often amounts to nothing more. However, Spurs' potential summer interest in the 27-year-old frontman has more legs than most rumours. It's not the first time rumours linking Raphinha and Tottenham have popped up, as various publications reported this speculation recently.
Raphinha knows Richarlison well from their time together on the international scene. In addition, Tottenham needs at least one more attacker to help lessen Richarlison's burden. Sonny was thrust into a central attacking role earlier in the campaign, a decision made when Richarlison's goal-scoring touch eluded him. How things have changed on that front.
The winter transfer period just ended, so it's far too early to see anything develop further on this front. And while most people probably want a break from hearing about transfer rumours 24/7, this one has too much merit to sweep under the rug.
Like so many other rumours, we'll have to wait and see. Raphinha is under contract with Barcelona until after the 2027 campaign and, according to Transfermarkt, has a market value of about €50 million.