The transfer saga involving Brazilian winger Raphinha finally comes to an end. The Leeds United midfielder is said to have joined Barcelona.
It was a complicated situation involving several teams like Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Barcelona.
However, the player was adamant regarding his choice. Raphinha always wanted to be a Culer, and his decision made Barcelona push harder to acquire him.
Contract details of Raphinha
According to several details looming on the internet, Barcelona and Leeds have agreed to a transfer fee of €55 million with up to €15 million in addons.
The player is said to have agreed on a 5-year deal in principle. Which will see him at Camp Nue until 2027.
Raphinha joined Leeds United on a 4-year contract from French Club Rennes. And in the course of two years, he made a huge name for himself. He scored around 17 goals and registered 12 assists.
He is described as a “difference maker on the right flank” by Barcelona on their website. Raphinha is best known for his remarkable ability to beat his man in one-on-one situations. And is also a dead ball specialist, known to deliver some accurate crosses from threatening freekick territories.
Overall he is an excellent acquisition for Barcelona, who has struggled of late to generate threat from set pieces.
Barcelona handed economical boost
The Blaugrana has made considerable progress in this year’s transfer window. They have sold and acquired players that have been hot targets in the market.
This was made possible by selling TV rights in the US and the sponsorship deal with Spotify. Now Barcelona has enough money to buy certain players they have eyed for a long time.
The only problem they have at their hand is, will they be able to register them?
Barcelona has been unable to sell some big players like Umtiti. The French defender is said to have failed Rennes’ fitness test. It means that it’s unlikely for the player to leave the club.
At the moment, however, Barcelona will not be worried about any of this. They have a pre-season-friendly tournament in the US to look forward to.
The fans will be witnessing an El Classico in the pre-seasons. This can be the best way to get the footballing season underway.