FC Barcelona made a strong case for themselves as now they can hope their dream of Raphinha transfer is still on. This will definitely pose a threat to Arsenal as very recently the club led the race to sign the Brazilian. This news is coming after photos of Raphinha’s agent Deco’s meeting with Barca president went viral on social media. Now this will bring Arsenal fans’ hopes to see him playing for their badge next season under clouds of doubt.
Several reports also claim that Arsenal made a formal bid to the Elland Road outfit for Raphinha this week. Meanwhile, Barca was all along in the race from the beginning with the London club for his signature. But latest reports suggest that they are drifting away from this deal because of their financial condition. The Catalan giants were hoping Leeds to suffer relegation but a last minute goal confirmed their continuation in Premier League. Had they been relegated, Barca could get their transfer target for a cheaper price tag.
Now that Leeds United survived relegation, they want a much higher transfer fee for their coveted asset. Back then Barca agreed to meet his relegation release clause. But because of financial constraints and huge debts looming over their heads, reports previosuly suggested they opted against the move.
Chances for Arsenal to land Raphinha
However, now both Joan Laporta and Raphinha’s agent Deco held a meeting, possibly because of Deco’s prized client. Their snaps of the meeting also went viral in the footballing world.
But still, even though the Camp Nou outfit previously agreed personal terms with the player, Leeds won’t leave him cheap. Although Laporta in his meeting might convince his agent Deco to push for a move for a much cheaper price. While this transfer negotiation with the La Liga outfit can get late, Arsenal’s willingness to meet the price in due time can eventually result in a permanent switch to London for Raphinha.
Follow our Twitter for more football updates.