Barcelona have confirmed they’ve agreed a cope with Leeds United to signal Raphinha.
The deal is reportedly value as much as €67million (£56.57m). Raphinha’s transfer is topic to a medical being accomplished.
Chelsea and Arsenal have been each closely linked with the previous Sporting CP attacker, with the Blues placing a cope with Leeds in late June to deliver the winger to Stamford Bridge.
Nonetheless, stories steered that Raphinha was prioritising a transfer to Barca, with Blaugrana president Joan Laporta asserting “he desires to return”.
Xavi’s facet are contending with well-documented monetary points, with Laporta revealing new signings Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen might solely be registered after wage changes.
However Barca have seemingly made additional alterations to safe the companies of Raphinha, who is about to signal a five-year deal.
Raphinha scored 11 occasions within the Premier League for Leeds in his final season, after netting six objectives within the 2020-21 season following his arrival from Rennes.
That marked his finest return in entrance of purpose since he struck 15 occasions within the 2017-18 marketing campaign Portuguese facet Vitoria Guimaraes.
Certainly, since making his Leeds debut, he has immediately contributed to 29 Premier League objectives, scoring 17 occasions and managing 12 assists, at the very least 5 greater than any team-mates within the interval.
Xavi will hope Raphinha can proceed his scoring type when Barca open their LaLiga marketing campaign at dwelling to Rayo Vallecano on August 13.
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