OFFICIAL: Barcelona sign Raphinha from Leeds United

Raphinha always wanted to join Barcelona over the Blues.

Barcelona have officially signed Leeds United winger Raphinha. They announced they have an agreement in principle with Leeds United to sign the Brazilian after a complicated transfer saga involving Chelsea.

The 25-year-old attacker was on the radar of top Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur but Barcelona won the race. Chelsea fought hard till the end but Raphinha went to Camp Nou.

The Brazilian winger always wanted to join Barcelona over the Blues, which helped the Spanish club push the move in their direction despite an agreement between Chelsea and Leeds.

The fee is quoted to be in the region of €58 million in fixed payment along with €9 million in performance-related variables. He will be signing a five-year contract with the Blaugrana.


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