Leeds United midfielder, Raphinha celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal against Fulham in the 2020/2021 Premier League match week 29 at Craven Cottage, London, Friday (19/3/2021). Leeds United won 2-1 over Fulham.
Barcelona is widely reported to want Leeds United winger , Raphinha . Although not wanting to rush, the Brazilian player is on their wanted list for this summer.
Raphinha himself has no problem if he has to wear a Barcelona uniform. He actually wanted to come to the Camp Nou and the fact that Deco, who was his agent, helped things well.
However, obstacles will come from Leeds United. As reported by Mundo Deportivo , the Premier League club is trying to avoid relegation. But, that’s not all that makes Leeds United a barrier.
Raphinha is still under contract with Leeds United until 2024. This makes Barcelona need to spend transfer funds to get him, which will be quite difficult because their financial condition has not fully recovered.
Even Barcelona was rumored to have the option to swap players to get Raphinha . However, what Leeds United want is not that.
Worth Ferran Torres , Ferran Torres – Barcelona had to spend 55 million euros to bring Torres back to Spain from Manchester City. So far the 21-year-old has scored two goals in seven games.
Leeds United want a transfer fee paid by Barcelona if they want Raphinha . One that is more interesting, Leeds want Barcelona to spend the same amount of money as when they signed Ferran Torres from Manchester City.
Barcelona paid 55 million euros plus 10 million for other variables when signing Ferran Torres in the January 2022 transfer window.
Leeds United are now applying the same price tag for Raphinha if Barcelona want to get the Brazilian. This seemed to be a bluff until in the end Leeds United made sure they were not relegated.
What if Leeds are relegated? , Leeds United’s Raphinha celebrates with Patrick Bamford after scoring a goal against Southampton in the Premier League match at Elland Road Stadium, Tuesday (23/2/2021). Leeds United won with a score of 3-0.
Interesting precisely when Leeds United in the end had to be relegated to the Championship Division. Of course Raphinha wants to go to a big club and the selling price is no longer as high as Leeds United’s expectations.
However, the English club has prepared a plan to ensure the player’s price does not fall too much.
If they are relegated, Leeds United are also ready to listen to offers from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which are said to have bigger funds than Barcelona.