Raphinha took to his Instagram page to wish his wife Natalia Rodrigues her first mother’s day with a heartwarming message filled with love.
The Barcelona ace heaped so much praises on his wife, telling her how much she meant to him and how he loves her.
The images he shared on his account included one she was pregnant, when she gave birth and both of them chilling with the new born.
The Brazilian captioned the image with a heartwarming message in his native language – Portuguese and it read as follows;
“Even a day later, I couldn’t let your first mother’s day go blank.”
“Well, I just wanted to say that I am lucky to share my life with a woman as incredible as you are, a strong, hardworking, loving woman, a woman who always takes care of her own, having you in my life is a privilege for the kind person who you are.”
“I can only thank you for the wife, friend, confidant that you are, the person who takes care of me, who understands me with all my flaws, and who generated our prince Gael, and how lucky he is to have a mother amazing like you.”
“Thank you for so much, for everything you do for us, for our family”
“I love you so much. Happy first mother’s day. ❤️👨👩👦 “
Raphinha has once again shown his intention to remain at Camp Nou amid strong rumor linking him to a return to the Premier League.
The winger who is 26 years old joined Barcelona last season in a deal worth £55m, having played a starring role for Leeds United for two seasons.
At first, he struggled to find his form in Spain as he failed to command a regular starting spot under Xavi.
But he has managed up 14 goal contributions in 32 La Liga appearances – a combination of seven goals and seven assists.
Raphinha signed a five-year contract when he arrived in Catalonia but his future at the club has already been called into question.
Futballnews also understands that Arsenal are interested in taking him back to England, while they are also interested in signing team-mate Ferran Torres.
Aside from Arsenal wanting him, Newcastle and Chelsea have also been linked to him – the latter came close to signing Raphinha before he put pen to paper with Barcelona.
Raphael Dias Belloli also known as Raphinha, is a Brazilian footballer who was born on 14 December 1996 and plays as a winger for Barcelona and the Brazil national team.
Raphinha started his career with Avaí, but left for Portuguese side Vitória Guimarães in 2016, where he made his professional début.
The Brazilian signed for Sporting CP after several impressive performances, where he spent a year before signing for French club Rennes.
He signed for Leeds United in the Premier League and after a year he was on the move again, signing for Spanish club Barcelona in a deal reportedly worth £50 million.
Raphinha made his international debut for Brazil in October 2021 and scored his first two goal for the National team in a match against Uruguay.
He was picked amongst others in the Brazil team that represented the country in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Natalia Rodrigues is the beautiful wife of the Barcelona player Raphinha and she was born on December 31, 1998.
Raphael Belloli known as Raphinha and Natalia Rodrigues started their relationship in the summer of 2021.
The two have known each other since they were teenagers and reports suggest they first met back in 2013 and they instantly became good friends.
The duo had a great relationship spanning 9 years which eventually became a romantic relationship that resulted to marriage.
Raphinha on his knees propossed to Natalia romantically in December 2021 and they couple got married in February 2022 in a private wedding ceremony.
Natalia Rodrigues and Raphinha welcomed their first child on 6th of May 2023 and the duo named their son Gael.
The arrival of Gael to the world was announced on the Instagram profiles of his happy parents with a beautiful photo and a heartfelt message.
Natalia and Raphinha in a joint post wrote: “You know that love that multiplies, who never dreamed of having this in life? My Gael, welcome my son!”