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Samba time at Camp Nou if Barcelona secure Raphinha

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m officially excited.

A feeling I’ve not had where Barca is concerned for some while. And you know what… it feels good.

It’s about time we all started getting butterflies in the stomach again at the thought of how well the team will fare.

Optimism at the start of the season has been a rare commodity indeed for culers of late, but even typing this column I’m getting goosebumps.

I mean, Raphinha, man. Come on. What a player.

A player that has that wonderful ability to draw a collective sharp intake of breath and get bums off seats.