The 25-year-old Brazilian winger, who has yet to pass his medical examination, should commit until 2027 with the Catalan club.
Barca have their third signing of the summer. The first in the offensive sector. After having already welcomed Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessié , the Catalan club will soon register the arrival of Raphinha. FC Barcelona announced on Wednesday that they have reached an agreement in principle with Leeds for the transfer of the Brazilian winger. Unless there is a problem during his medical examination, which he still has to pass, the 25-year-old player will join Xavi’s team.
The international with nine selections with the Seleçao (3 goals) was still under contract until 2024 with Leeds. Last season, he scored 11 goals and provided three assists (in all competitions), despite the difficulties of the English club, which narrowly remained in the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa’s Peackocks had paid nearly 20 million euros to bring him from Stade Rennais in October 2020. The Breton team will also receive a percentage on his transfer to Barça.
A transfer estimated at nearly 60 million euros
According to Mundo Deportivo , Barcelona are set to settle €58m (plus €7m in variable bonuses) in the deal. The native of Porto Alegre, passed by Guimaraes and Sporting in Portugal, had agreed to come for several weeks. But the competition of certain English formations would have delayed the outcome of the file. The voice of his agent, the former player Deco (passed by Barcelona), would have weighed in the negotiations. Raphinha is expected to sign a five-year deal with Barca until 2027.
Source: Alexandre Jaquin