Brazilian winger Raphinha is currently heading to Spain to complete his switch from Leeds to Barcelona and is expected to sign a five-year deal ending June 2027.
The news comes at a time when the Brazilian star pushed for an agreement between the two clubs after reaching a full personal agreement with Barcelona through his agent Deco.
“Raphinha will fly to Spain today in order to complete his move to Barcelona. Contract until June 2027 to be signed soon. Raphinha did anything to join Barça, his biggest dream.” Said Fabrizio Romano.
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Chelsea has been left heartbroken after they had agreed on a fee with Leeds but it was up to the player to reach a personal agreement which he turned down due to his already dream move to Spain.
“Raphinha to Barcelona, here we go! Full agreement reached with Leeds after today’s bid accepted: €58m fixed fee plus add-ons up to total €67m package.
Raphinha only wanted Barça since February and he’s set to sign until June 2027, time for documents and contracts.” Said Fabrizio Romano
Arsenal who were first to make a move on the winger saw their first bid turned down before coming back with an improved offer which was not as impressive as that of Chelsea who met his valuation.
The Gunners are looking forward to strengthening their attack and defense this coming season with a number of players still on their radar before the transfer window closes.