Fabrizio Romano: Leeds United set to accept final Barcelona bid for Raphinha
Leeds United are reportedly set to accept the final bid that they have received from Barcelona for Raphinha.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the final fee that the Whites will receive including add-ons is said to be in the region of £57.5million.
All parties are now waiting for the Catalan side to be ready to register the player so that they can get the deal over the line as soon as possible.
Via Twitter, Romano wrote, “Barcelona have finally submitted the official bid for Raphinha, Leeds are set to accept! €58m fixed fee, up to €68m with add-ons. Deal at final stages.
“All parties waiting for Barça to be able and ready to register Raphinha, then it will be signed… here we go soon.”
This transfer saga went on for months and it seemed at different stages that different outcomes were possible.
Arsenal looked set to secure his signing at one stage while there was the fee agreement with Chelsea that led everyone to believe he’s on his way to Stamford Bridge.
Finally, it seems that Raphinha’s got his dream move to the Camp Nou – one which his agent Deco has been trying to get him for the better part of 2022.
Leeds have got the fee that they were holding out for from the start, but with Barcelona’s situation, they’re very likely to get it in instalments.
Hopefully, they now spend this money wisely and rope in another striker and a left-back as these are two areas that need to be strengthened.
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