Barcelona have submitted an official bid for Raphinha and Leeds United are ready to accept it according to Fabrizio Romano. Barcelona have offered a fixed fee of €58m for the Brazilian that could rise as high as €68m through add-ons. A deal is close.
Barcelona have been pursuing Raphinha for months and seemed to be out of the race at one point due to the strength of interest from Premier League heavyweights Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. But the Brazilian has always been firm in his desire to join Barcelona and now he’s close to getting his wish.
Raphinha, who’s become a Brazilian international during his time at Elland Road, arrived in England in the summer of 2020 after spells in Brazil, Portugal and France. He quickly became one of the most exciting and dynamic forwards in the Premier League. He’s contributed 17 goals and 12 assists across all competitions since joining Leeds.
Barcelona have finally submitted the official bid for Raphinha, Leeds are set to accept! €58m fixed fee, up to €68m with add-ons. Deal at final stages. 🚨🇧🇷 #FCB
All parties waiting for Barça to be able and ready to register Raphinha, then it will be signed… here we go soon. pic.twitter.com/byh4hbop1T
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 12, 2022