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Barça will travel to Leeds to try to close the signing of Raphinha

Published:5/06/2022 - 10:28h

Updated:5/06/2022 - 15:00h

A team of Barcelona executives will travel to England for the 'final offensive' over the signing of Raphinha. The offer would be 40 million, but Leeds demands 56 'kilos'. Even so, the azulgranas could present alternatives

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The directive of the FC Barcelona has agendado a meeting with the representatives of the Leeds United in procure of the signing of Raphinha. The Brazilian was in the plans of the Barcelona team, that decided to take the things with patience of face at the end of the season in front of the possibility that the directed by Jesse Marsch finished descending, a stage that finally did not take place.

Lose the category would have activated the clause of rescission of the Brazilian with an amount of 25 million euros; now, with the Leeds 'saved', this figure could increase significantly. The idea of the entity is to add to Raphinha like spare of Ousmane Dembélé. In such sense, as 'Sport', a team of representatives of the Barça headed by Mateu Alemany will travel to England to close the agreement.

However, the cost keeps on being one of the greater problems, all time that the Leeds would be demanding 65 million euros by his signing. Besides, to the ones of Yorkshire seemed them of bad taste that the Barcelona expected until the definition of the Premier to initiate the management by the signing of Raphinha, by what the operation in principle luce complicated.

Although the agent of the attacker, Deco, procured some advances to approach him to the Barça, the rest will remain in hands of Alemany, that will negotiate directly with the Leeds. The Catalan entity also expects to activate soon his economic crowbars to advance with the signings of the summer that will allow to reinforce the staff of Xavi Hernández with regard to the season 2022-23.

The position of the Barça in the 'case Raphinha'

To have the resources to face up to the operation, the maximum offer would be of 40 million euros, a distant figure of the 65 'kilos' that demands the Leeds. Even so, it exists the possibility that some players can add like form of payment. One of them could be Óscar Mingueza, the one who has called the attention in the English team and would not be in the plans of Xavi.

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