The Lowdown: Transfer saga
Raphinha’s future has been a hot topic of conversation this summer, with the Brazilian seemingly keen on a move to the Nou Camp. Leeds accepted an offer from Chelsea last month worth £60m, but the 25-year-old has been holding out for a move to Spain.
The Latest: Leeds accept £50m+ offer
90min shared a story on Saturday morning regarding Raphinha’s future and a move to Barcelona.
They claimed that Leeds have accepted a revised offer from Xavi’s side worth €60m (£50.7m). The Catalan giants will reportedly stagger payments, with various performance-related add-ons also included.
The Verdict: Not ideal
It looks as if Andrea Radrizzani and the Whites will receive just over £50m for their star attacker in what will be a 16% discount on Chelsea’s £60m offer.
That isn’t exactly brilliant news, but it’s clear that Barcelona has been the move that Raphinha wants, and it looks like he’ll get his wish.
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Therefore, when you take that into consideration, £50m isn’t a disastrous figure and will still result in a £33m profit on the Brazil international within two years of his arrival in Yorkshire.
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