Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement with Leeds United star Raphina that will see the Brazilian move to Camp Nou at the end of the current season.
The 25-year-old has been a target for Xavi Hernandez’s side, with the deal inching closer, now more than ever.
Raphinha is under contract with the Elland Road club until 2024 but reportedly turned down a new contract.
Raphinha’s contract includes two release clauses: 75 million in case Leeds will stay in PL, 25 million if relegated. That’s why Barcelona are waiting to make their opening bid. 🇧🇷 #FCB
Personal terms not an issue. Barça are in advanced talks with his agent Deco since February.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 27, 2022
The English club has already rebuffed Barcelona’s initial €35 million offer, but the Spanish giants are expected to come back with an improved offer.
Barcelona have reportedly explored the option of adding a player in the deal, with Oscar Mingueza a candidate.
Raphinha has also caught the attention of a number of football giants, including Liverpool and Bayern Munich.