Barcelona ready to offer up to €50m for 25-year-old


Barcelona are ready to return to the negotiating table with an improved offer for Raphinha after Leeds United rejected their initial offer of €35m. They are ready to pay the Whites’ asking price of €50m but with the use of supplements, according to the Catalan daily. SPORT.

Blaugrana are looking to bolster their attacking options with the addition of a new winger this summer. They’ve been heavily linked with a move for Raphinha in recent weeks and the Brazil international appears to be their main target.

Barcelona have a good relationship with Raphinha’s agent Deco who used to ply his trade for them. Agreeing on personal terms with the striker was therefore not a problem, with a five-year deal already in place.

The Catalans, however, are yet to reach an agreement with Raphinha’s employers, Leeds. They have already had a €35m offer rejected by the Premier League club, who want €50m for their star.

🔄 (RAPHINHA): The obstacle to Raphinha’s move to Barcelona is Leeds Utd. If they stay in the Premier League, they want at least 50 million euros, with the transfer of Ferran Torres as a benchmark. • Including Francisco Trincão in the deal is an option. Via (🟡): @RogerTorello [md] https://t.co/coOnzS2dRu

According to the aforementioned source, Xavi’s side are ready to shell out a sum of €50m to land the Brazilian this summer. They are ready to pay an initial sum of €40m plus €10m in add-ons for him.

However, Barcelona won’t improve their offer for Raphinha any further if the report is to be believed. It’s up to Leeds to accept the proposal if the La Liga giants return to the negotiating table.


Barcelona are closely monitoring Leeds United’s relegation battle

According to fabrice romano, Raphinha has two release clauses in his contract with Leeds United. Los Blancos will be forced to sell the Brazilian for €25m if they don’t keep their Premier League status, while the release clause will be €75m if they stay in the top flight.

Leeds currently sit 16th in the Premier League table with 29 points from 30 appearances. They are seven points clear of 18th-placed Watford, who are also one game short.

Barcelona are therefore waiting to see if Leeds will survive the Premier League relegation battle. They could acquire Raphinha’s services for half the amount requested by the Whites if they suffer relegation.

Meanwhile, The Athletic’s resident Leeds reporter Phil Hay has quashed Romano’s report on the release clause in Raphinha’s contract. Hay insisted the Brazilian didn’t have any such clause in his deal with Los Blancos.


Edited by Dakir Mohammad Thanveer




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