Arsenal is reportedly in talks with Leeds over striker Raphinha. Arsenal is clashing alongside Barcelona for the Brazilian.
Raphinha has been in immaculate form this season. He has found the back of the net 9 times and assisted 3 more times. Raphinha is likely to leave Elland Road this summer with Leeds battling relegation. According to earlier reports, Barcelona had already made advances and had several positive talks with the winger. The reports claimed that he signed a 5 year deal with the winger. The latest bid for the Brazilian has reached €42.2m
Fabrizio Romano’s report
According to Romano, Arsenal is in talks with the winger and is eager to have him at the Emirates. Many top-flight clubs are interested in the Brazilian and are willing to go all out in the summer.
“I can tell you that Arsenal also ask for information about Raphinha of Leeds. We were mentioning him for Barcelona. Barcelona are leading the race for Raphinha. But also Arsenal ask for information for Raphinha, they are not leading the race. They are looking for that kind of player. So Gakpo is a player they are following, but also Raphinha is a player they like. But it’s really complicated because Barcelona are leading the race.”
Arsenal and Raphinha
Arsenal has had a tough time finding the back of the net this season. With Aubamayang departing and Lacazette being in a terrible patch of form, Arsenal has had a tough time. However, Arsenal never had an issue with creating chances.
The Gunners have a lot of talented youngsters in the squad. The addition of the Leeds United striker would further consolidate their squad for the future.
As a result, signing Raphinha would be a step in the right direction for Arsenal. Moreover, with prominent players leaving in the summer, Raphinha could prove to be a good fit.
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