Has Ronaldinho or Neymar been finally replaced at Barcelona? Ronaldinho gives verdict

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Barcelona have completed the signing of Raphinha from Leeds United.

The Brazilian has completed his medical with the club and is expected to be unveiled at Camp Nou on Friday, July 15.

Over the years, Barcelona have had talented Brazilian attackers play for the club, with two Brazilian greats Ronaldinho and Neymar among the latest.

With Raphinha joining Barcelona, many are expecting him to continue the trend of successful Brazilian attackers.

Ronaldinho has meanwhile given his verdict on Raphinha some time ago.

Ronaldinho told Mundo Deportivo in April: “Raphinha has everything to succeed in any team. You can’t compare him to Neymar, though.

“Raphinha and Neymar have different styles of play.”

Raphinha is however hoping to emulate half of what Ronaldinho and Neymar achieved at Barca.

“Playing for Barcelona is my dream, my family’s dream, my friends’ dream. Whoever saw me play when I was a child knows about my dreams, and playing for Barca is the fulfilment of that child’s dream,” Raphinha told Barcelona’s official website.

“I hate losing. It’s hard for me to accept a loss. I will fight to make sure we win every match and I will fight to get the best out of me each match.

“It’s an honour for me to play for Barcelona. I saw everything Ronaldinho did here. I hope to do at least half of what Ronaldinho and Neymar did here.”