Arsenal are “very shut” to signing Raphinha from Leeds United regardless of curiosity from FC Barcelona, based on reviews.
Goal.com is reporting that the Gunners are on the point of finalising their subsequent signing of the summer season switch window to land one of many most-exciting creative-midfield abilities within the Premier League.
The identical article states that FC Barcelona are additionally fascinated by signing the Brazil worldwide following his dominant performances for Leeds since shifting to the West Yorkshire membership firstly of the 2020-21 season.
In keeping with the identical story, Raphinha doesn’t wish to await Barca to make their transfer and the 25-year-old is able to full a big-money switch to the north London facet this summer season.
Purpose go on to put in writing that Arsenal have managed to maneuver forward of Barcelona within the race for Raphinha’s signature by capitalising on the Spanish facet’s well-documented monetary troubles which were ongoing for greater than a 12 months.
The report means that Raphinha might be an Arsenal participant by the beginning of the 2022-23 Premier League marketing campaign offered that the Gunners are capable of efficiently negotiate with each Leeds and the participant.
Leeds are prone to demand a payment within the area of £50m for the Brazilian playmaker, based on the report.
Raphinha scored 11 objectives and made three assists in 35 video games within the Premier League final season to assist Leeds keep away from relegation to the Championship on the ultimate day of the top-flight marketing campaign.
He has scored a complete of 17 objectives in 67 video games for the West Yorkshire facet and has netted thrice in 9 video games for the Brazilian nationwide group.