Raphael Dias Belloli, otherwise known as Raphinha is now one step away from signing with Barcelona. Although the race for the Brazilian footballer was led by the Chelsea club, recently the Catalans have made an economic effort and have offered a full 58 million euros towards the English club, while a bonus of 10 million euros is also to be considered.
In this form, the Blaugrana matched Chelsea’s offer for the 25-year-old, but the latter’s desire to play at Camp Nou proved decisive and the last details are now to be closed before Raphinha travels to Spain and made the most important signature in his career.
We remember that Raphinha closed the personal agreement with Barcelona four months ago, but the transfer was in doubt only because of Barca’s financial difficulties. Last season, Raphinha played in 35 Premier League games with Leeds, scoring 11 goals and providing three assists as he proved decisive in saving the team from relegation to the Championship. In this market, Barcelona has approached Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen, while they are also targeting Cesar Aspilicueta from Chelsea.