Arsenal have had an incredible summer time switch window to date and it doesn’t look to be over but.
The Gunners, led by supervisor Mikel Arteta, have already signed a number of gamers, together with Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.
Fábio Vieira indicators with Arsenal till June 2027 after medical exams now efficiently accomplished. Accomplished and sealed. ??? #AFC
Arsenal are additionally set to announce Nketiah new deal, Tielemans talks nonetheless ongoing – however no official bid but. Busy days on many negotiations for Edu.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2022
Nonetheless, regardless of Eddie Nketiah recently extending his contract until 2027, the Gunners are in want of some attacking reinforcements.
Though closely linked with a transfer for Manchester Metropolis’s Gabriel Jesus, one other participant to emerge as a real candidate to hitch Arteta’s Emirates challenge has been Leeds United winger Raphinha.
Writing in a recent exclusive article, main switch skilled and CaughtOffside columnist, Fabrizio Romano, stated: “For Raphinha, negotiations between Barcelona and his brokers have superior since February […] Leeds at the moment are asking for €55m (£49m) assured and never paid in lots of instalments, which is why the deal has slowed down.”
Following on from the mounting hypothesis that Brazil’s Raphinha may be part of one of many Premier League’s high six, former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has weighed in.
“For somebody who’s solely been in England for 2 years, he’s bought a number of expertise,” the ex-England worldwide stated on talkSPORT, by way of Metro.
“He got here to England and simply clicked right away. He was in a relegation battle final yr so he is aware of he’s up for a struggle.
“I believe he’d be a great one for Arsenal. He’ll be costly, after all, he’ll.”
Raphinha to Arsenal?
Though a transfer goes to be difficult to conclude, there isn’t any denying that Arsenal are displaying critical ambition in the course of the early levels of this summer time’s switch window.
Raphinha, if a deal may be reached, would show to be an incredible addition to Arteta’s younger and flourishing Arsenal squad.
Not solely is the technically gifted South American Premier League confirmed, however he’s additionally a type of uncommon gamers who has the flexibility to do the surprising and might produce moments of pure magic.
Since becoming a member of Leeds United from Ligue 1 aspect Stade Rennes again in 2020, Raphinha, who has two years left on his deal, has gone on to characteristic in 67 matches, in all competitions, immediately contributing to 29 targets alongside the way in which.