Raphinha: Leeds reveal that the winger is nearing completion on a £55 million transfer to Barcelona.

July 13, 2022By FK Brunch

Barcelona announced on Wednesday that it had secured an agreement to retain French forward Ousmane Dembélé and to sign Leeds playmaker Raphinha.

https://youtu.be/MjOGUK0qZTk

Raphinha, a 25-year-old winger from Brazil, was expected to pass a physical before being signed. Leeds added that it has struck a preliminary understanding with Barcelona.

Dembélé, whose contract is anticipated to be extended through the end of 2024, was also confirmed to be staying with the team by Barcelona president Joan Laporta. Dembélé did well this past season despite declining to go on loan.

https://twitter.com/IExpressSports/status/1547182987279626240?s=20&t=D8LsUQ0Yitqym74ARWfb7Q


The Catalan team has been making progress after going through a difficult financial crisis brought on by the pandemic, with previous club executives also being held accountable for poor management.

Although the Raphinha transfer's financial terms were not immediately made public, local media reported that Barcelona would pay close to 60 million euros ($60 million) plus add-ons.

Raphinha is "great in one on ones, with taking on defenders a fundamental element of his game," according to Barcelona. He was referred to as a "difference-maker."
Raphinha earned his international debut for Brazil last season and is expected to be named to the team for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Early in his career, Raphinha relocated from Brazil to Europe. He joined the Portuguese team Vitória Guimares before transferring to Sporting Lisbon in 2018 for 6.5 million euros.

He left Leeds for Rennes in 2019 for 21 million euros, joined Leeds a year later, and soon established himself as a crucial member of Marcelo Bielsa's team.
Lewandowski is hoping he can conclude a deal to Barcelona in the next weeks as the club looks to engage in negotiations with the Bavarians once more. Lewandowski has received death threats from irate Bayern fans.

The official announcement is anticipated to be made on Thursday or Friday. Raphinha is anticipated to arrive in Barcelona today to finish his medical.

Which teams have reached the FIFA World Cup 2022-Qatar quarter-finals?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of FIFA's member associations. The 22nd

After the World Cup game, Samuel Eto'o apologizes for attacking a man.

Following Brazil's 4-1 victory against South Korea earlier this week, Samuel Eto'o, the president of the Cameroon Football Federation and a former

Christiano Ronaldo was dropped to bench, role 'to be defined', coach says

After leaving out his captain for yesterday's victory over Switzerland in the round of 16, Portugal manager Fernando Santos stated that Cristiano

Brazil's football fans encourage squad to win the World Cup for Pele.

At the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, tens of thousands of singing and dancing Brazil supporters have been supporting their side, but they have also been

Wallace Leite, a 60-year-old drummer,  so called "Brazilian football’s unofficial drummer" from Sao Paulo, has attended every Brazil game for the last ten World Cup competitions.

Wallace Leite, the unofficial World Cup drummer for Brazil, hasn't missed the most famous football tournament on earth since 1986. Nothing has

FIFA WORLD CUP 2022-QATAR

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is an international association football tournament contested by the men's national teams of FIFA's member

THE BEARS TRIUMPH OVER THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS.

As they cruised to a 27-11 victory over the Seahawks in Seattle on Thursday night, the Bears maintained control throughout their second preseason

According to Greg Norman, Tiger Woods rejected a $700-800 million Saudi offer to compete in LIV Golf.

Greg Norman estimates that Tiger Woods was offered between $700 million and $800 million to participate in the LIV Golf series, which is sponsored

Deshaun Watson has a six-game ban for sexual misbehavior.

According to Robinson's ruling, the six-game suspension is "the most serious punishment ever imposed on an NFL player for claims of non-violent

After returning to Old Trafford, Radamel Falcao offers a message to Manchester United supporters.

After returning to Old Trafford on Sunday with Rayo Vallecano, Radamel Falcao sent a message to Manchester United supporters. Falcao, 36, scored

Actor Bernard Cribbins, who entertained children in the UK for years, passes away aged 93

years, passes away aged 93 In London Bernard Cribbins, a popular British performer whose seven-decade career included "Carry On" comedies, kid's

Review of Beyoncé's Renaissance album: a happy soundtrack to a summertime full of attractive girls

The performer's seventh album appears to be aiming for cultural saturation while also honoring musicians and laborers who challenge social

Barcelona defeats David Beckham's Major League Soccer team, Inter Miami, in a preseason thrashing.

The friendly matchup versus Barcelona, according to Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville, was "the biggest match in club history," before the game.

AFTER NO ONE MATCHED ALL SIX DIGITS ON TUESDAY, THE MEGA MILLIONS PRIZE GREW TO $630 MILLION.

According to the website of the lottery, the winning numbers were 2, 31, 32, 37, and 70 plus the gold Mega Ball 25. The $555,000,000 jackpot from

German club Schalke and Toni Kroos square off after Ed Sheeran's remarks.

In his own podcast, Toni Kroos has subtly mocked newly-promoted Bundesliga team Schalke, with pop artist Ed Sheeran taking center

Paulo Dybala is expected to sign with AS Roma for free.

After leaving Juventus, Argentine attacker Paulo Dybala has reached an agreement in principle to join Serie A team AS Roma on a free transfer, a

In the 100-meter race, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leads a Jamaican sweep.

As Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crossed the line at Hayward Field to win her fifth world title in the 100-meter sprint, she lifted her right

Ajax and Manchester United agree on the transfer of Lisandro Martinez.

Martinez is a great defender who can play a variety of positions, but you would imagine he was acquired to play central defense, where he has spent

Brandon Barriera is chosen by the Toronto Blue Jays with the number 23 overall choice.

With the 23rd overall choice, the Jays chose left-handed pitcher Brandon Barriera.The Blue Jays will be selecting a prep pitcher with their first

Cameron Smith provided the ideal reaction when asked how he will be celebrating the British Open in 2022.

Smith stated during the winner's news conference that "I think two cans of beer can fit in there." I anticipate serving around 20 Claret Jugs