Latest Barcelona News: It is thought that Barcelona has made an offer to Leeds United in their pursuit to recruit striker Raphinha from Leeds United. The Catalan club is making ground in their pursuit of Raphinha. Ousmane Dembele’s current deal is set to expire in the summer. He has not yet signed a new one. So there is still some uncertainty over his future.
The Barcelona winger has been in spectacular form since the turn of the year. The Brazilian winger is a viable alternative. He is a good replacement for him. Bruno Andrade, a writer for UOL, alleges that the Spanish giants have submitted a proposal for the services of Raphinha that is valued at €55m.
What’s the Report?
The player who will wear the Blaugrana colours will be eligible for an extra €10 million in incentives as part of the agreement. But this will only happen if specific goals are accomplished. Therefore, the overall cost of the agreement to Barcelona might be somewhere around €65m.
In the summer, Leeds will consider any bids that have been made for the Brazilian player. However, they are now in a struggle to avoid relegation. Thus, ironing out the details of transfer discussions is not a top priority for them at this time.
Raphinha is committed to helping his team escape relegation to the English Championship. This is while he is still under contract with them. He will do all it takes to keep them in the Premier League. The 25-year-old has been indispensable for the Elland Road club during the course of the season. He has made 34 appearances in the Premier League, during which he has scored 10 goals and provided three assists.
It’s possible that Xavi Hernandez and those representing him would want Leeds United to be demoted. This would make the Brazilian’s release clause relevant to the situation. His release clause, which is only triggered if the team is relegated from the English Premier League, is said to be somewhere around £25m.
In his report, Bruno Andrade said that Barcelona and Raphinha have a verbal agreement for a five-year contract that will last until 2027.
Latest Barcelona News: A draw versus Getafe allowed Barcelona to finish in the second position in La Liga, behind only Real Madrid
On Sunday, May 15, the Catalans played Getafe at their home stadium, the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Getafe is currently in 14th position. The performance of Xavi Hernandez and his team was about par for the course. They were unable to threaten the goalie of the other team. They managed to get just one shot on target during the entire match. The result was a scoreless draw.
As players in the Spaniard’s backline fell out of favour, he began making substitutions. In addition to Clement Lenglet and Oscar Mingueza, a younger player would be the need. Alejandro Balde got a starting role for the first time. Despite this, by the time the game was done, another injury worry was on their hands. A replacement for Memphis Depay came on during the second half.
The continued progress of Ansu Fati’s comeback to fitness will be a significant boon for Barcelona as they get ready for the next season. He got a few more minutes of playing time during this game.