- This next week the player’s agent will meet with Barça to clarify if they are seriously going for the winger
- The Brazilian maintains the Barça club as a priority but the other interested parties press
After Barça ‘s compromising partners last Thursday authorized the Barça board to sell part of its assets (a maximum of 49.9% of BLM and 25% of TV rights) and, while waiting for activate the economic levers that can bring in up to 700 million euros, many of the players who are on Barça’s agenda are also waiting for their situation to get out of hand.
One of them is Raphinha , the 25-year-old Leeds winger, whom the Barça club has as the first on its list of substitutes for the right winger if Ousmane Dembélé does not accept the proposal that the Barça club has on the table.
The Brazilian, who until now has stopped all the offers he has on the table because his priority is Barça , wants to clarify with the Barça club if he will bet heavily on him or not. For this, his agent, Deco , will travel to Barcelona this week to meet with the representatives of FC Barcelona. The intention is to get the water clear at the meeting.
Raphinha is willing to wait for Barça as long as he needs and even knowing that he will give up a lot of money because the proposals of the other clubs are much higher. Liverpool have thought of him to replace Mané , Chelsea want him if Dembélé doesn’t end up signing for the ‘blues’, while theArsenal also wants to strengthen its attack with the Brazilian.
In fact, Raphinha ‘s other suitors are urging him to decide in order to plan next season with him or without him, but the Brazilian winger, international with the ‘canarinha’, is not in a position to decide right now given that He is not yet certain that Barça will go for him yes or yes. Hence, Deco ‘s urgency to see himself this week with those responsible for FC Barcelona.
For its part, Leeds , the current owner of the Brazilian winger, is silent at the moment and is working in other directions while waiting for Barça to officially decide for him. For now, he doesn’t know anything about Barça other than through conversations with his agent.
He assures that he has not had any type of contact, according to English sources reveal to MD, and that, therefore, he has not handled any formal proposal either. Neither an unofficial 55 million nor an alleged lower 40 with variables.
On the other hand, from the English team they do admit that other Premier League teams have called asking about Raphinha . Today, Arsenal would be the team most determined to take the step to sign him.
The Raphinha-Leeds-Barça operation is being held up by the player’s desire to finish this season at the Camp Nou and in LaLiga. Leeds have not set a deadline for him, but the player knows that the current club’s wait for him cannot be prolonged . That patience has a limit.
The sports management of Leeds assumes that he will leave and manages alternatives. In England he even pointed out last Friday that his departure will be covered by former Barça player Adama Traoré, who could leave Middlesbrough for 23.5 million euros, but Leeds at the moment assures that there is nothing for now