Raphinha signing

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OFFICIAL! Raphinha will play at Barça until 2027

Published:13/07/2022 - 13:15h

Updated:13/07/2022 - 16:52h

After several months of intense rumours, the day Raphinha has been waiting for the most has arrived. The striker is the third reinforcement of FC Barcelona for 2022-23 and will be a Blaugrana player for the next five seasons, until June 2027

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Raphinha Already is player of the FC Barcelona. The Brazilian signed until June of 2027 in return of 58 million euros more 9 in variables, a quantity that the Leeds United finished accepting in front of the insistence of the forward and of Deco, his agent and key figure in the negotiation. The extreme began to apurar his exit of Elland Road from the month of February and, after the salvation of the ones of Jesse Marsch in the Premier League, his value shot .

In principle, the Barça expected to pay around 25 'kilos' by his traspaso if the Leeds descended, but with his permanence in the elite of the English football, the ones of Yorkshire took advantage of for even ask more than the 50 million euros that, in principle, requested by his traspaso. In this sense, the contribution of the of Carry Cheerful was key for the salvation of the whites in the last date, adding a total of 11 goals and 3 assistances in 36 parties, being the last so much the most important in the day 38 in front of the Brentford (1-2, result that kept them in First).

Once opened the market of passes, Chelsea went in of full in the bidding by the Brazilian, putting until 75 'kilos' on the table for suplir the drop of Romelu Lukaku, the one who returned yielded to the Inter of Milan after his disappointing return to Stamford Bridge. The agreement between the 'blues' and the Leeds was total, but the player of 25 years kept firm in his intention to expect by the offer culé, which postergó more than the expected.

For the Barça, the ideal had been fichar to the forward does several weeks, but the financial problems prevented to the club, even, close the incorporations of Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen, two reinforcements arrived 'to cost zero' whose incorporation was done from did a pair of months that had to expect until July to be presented officially. Finally, the sale of 10% of the television rights of LaLiga to the group American investor Sixth Street allowed to unblock the first signings of the summer and, to his time, go to by Raphinha.

Raphinha, explosividad for the attack blaugrana

So much with Marcelo Bielsa as with Jesse Marsch, the forward showed his speciality to generate danger thrown by the sides. So much by right as by left, the desbordes of Raphinha were keys so that the Leeds attained to save, since the defensive fragility of the whites did that they depended in demasía of the contribution goleador of his attackers. Of this way, the one of Carry Cheerful arrives to contest him the titularity to an Ousmane Dembélé that won the confidence of Xavi Hernández in the last semester and everything aims to that will renew by two seasons more in brief.

In fact, the arrival of Raphinha was conditioned, during several weeks, to the possible exit of the French in summer, but finally the directive attained to find the way of ficharle without depending on the resolution of the 'serial' of the '7'. Likewise, the one of Carry Cheerful will be able to rotar positions with an Ansu Fati that expects return to the eleven culé after two seasons lost by the injuries.

Even Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can see engaged his minutes in front of the arrival of the Brazilian, since if it concretises the arrival of Robert Lewandowski, the '9' indisputable will be the Pole. All this will do that the managerial decide to give him gone out to a Memphis Depay the one who, simply, would not have place in the eleven in front of so much competition in attack. To the Barça has been missing him goal after the exit of Leo Messi. With Raphinha and company, Xavi expects to resolve this problem with grow.

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