The Leeds footballer, the Brazilian Rafinha, was the biggest discovery of the English Premier League last year, he played brilliantly as a winger, scored 11 goals and kept his team in the company of the best.
It was clear to the leaders of Leeds that they would not be able to keep their best player, who in the meantime has become a standard player in the Brazilian national team of coach Tite.
Rafinha’s contract with the Premier League expires in two years, but this summer the 25-year-old footballer will definitely leave Elland Road.
If you ask the owners of Leeds, they would immediately accept Chelsea’s £60million offer for Rafinha, but the player is not exactly thrilled.
As reported by the media on the Island, Chelsea and Leeds have agreed on the transfer of the excellent winger to Stamford Bridge, but the player refuses to become a new footballer of the “Blues”.
Like most Latin Americans, Rafinha has a desire to play in Spain, in this case Catalonia, and become a new Barcelona player.
The problem is that Barca are offering less money, 50 million euros and ten more in bonuses for the transfer of the Brazilian, which Leeds do not want to accept, even though the player insists on moving to Camp Nou. In addition, Barça wants to pay the fixed part in three installments, which does not suit Leeds.
It remains to be seen if the Premier League side will give in to the pressure of their star and let him go wherever he wants or if the opposite will happen.