Leeds United star Raphinha Agrees to Join Barcelona

Leeds United star Raphinha has agreed a personal deal with Barcelona. GOAL already monitored it.

Even so, negotiations between Barca and Leeds are still postponed until the end of the season. Understandably, each club has urgency that must be resolved first.

Barcelona is trying to stabilize the club’s finances post-pandemic. One of them is by releasing a number of players for empty slots for Raphinha and other new players, as well as applying a maximum limit on player salaries.

While Leeds is struggling to survive in the English Premier League. The Whites are now in 17th place aka just one strip above the relegation zone, with only one game remaining.

Raphinha will be contracted by Barca until 2027. If Leeds are relegated, the Blaugrana can redeem the 25-year-old player for €25 million.

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Owner of seven caps Leeds brought in the Brazilian national team from the French Ligue 1 club, Rennes, in the summer of 2020. The player immediately became a pillar of the team with a contribution of 16 goals and 12 goals. assist in 66 matches across competitions.

As for getting fresh funds, Barca will release a number of names, namely: Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Neto and Frenkie de Jong. While Ousmane Dembele is out of contract and is a free transfer.

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