Arsenal transfer target Raphinha is reportedly open to leaving Barcelona in the January transfer window. Mikel Arteta has also made him the priority January transfer signing.
Barcelona are also well aware of the situation of the Brazilian winger. However, they have made it clear that they will only sell him for the right price in January.;
ARSENAL AND RAPHINHA TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal transfer target Raphinha is now open to leaving Barcelona in the January transfer window. He has said in interviews that he would love to continue winning trophies with Barcelona. Hence, many thought this was another lazy transfer rumor. However, it is not. A number of reports in Spain continue to claim that the La Liga side are open to selling Raphinha. However, they claim that they would only sell for the right price.
It is clear that Arsenal owners and manager Mikel Arteta love him. This is because Sporting director Edu Gaspar has said that they were ready to make a bid for him in the summer transfer window. However, they dropped the interest after the agent said that his player prefers a move to Barcelona. Hence, it is clear that the player would be open to a move if Barcelona did not come for him. However, the La Liga side have also reportedly said that they will only sell him for a fee of 100 million.
CHELSEA HAVE INFLATED THE PRICES IN THE JANUARY TRANSFER MARKET AFTER THE MUDRYK SIGNING
It is clear that Barcelona’s demand of 100 million for Raphinha is because of the sale of Mykhaylo Mudryk to Chelsea for 95 million. Hence, the La Liga giants know that they can get a good transfer fee for Premier League experienced players. Therefore, Arsenal must decide the right time to actually decide their last bid. They surely have the finances to pay 100 million for Raphinha. However, the Gunners must make sure that they do not cross the limits of Financial Fair Play regulations.
Chelsea are also very smart with their spending. They are signing players on a long contract of 7 years. Hence, they do not face financial fair play problems. The Blues are also hopeful of signing a midfielder in the January transfer window. They tried to sign Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandes. However, the move could not materialize. Arsenal also needs a midfielder signing in the January transfer window. Hence, there is another chance of them clashing for another signing.
However, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes that they can pull off the miracle signing of Raphinha. A miracle is possible because the Brazilian winger has failed to justify his 55 million price tag. Hence, Barcelona are looking to recoup the original fee quickly. Therefore, the rumor of January’s transfer move to the Premier League giants is not a surprise.
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