Financial details were not released, but Spanish media reports that Barcelona will pay 58 million euros ($58.33 million) in compensation, which could rise to 68 million with the agreed surcharges. Barcelona will produce 55 million PS up front, and another 10 million PS could be paid in add-ons. Raphinha will now receive double the salary Raphinha earned during his time at Leeds, while Barcelona will pay an initial €59m in instalments and an additional €6m in possible surcharges. Raphinha will be Barcelona’s third window signing after Frank Kessy and Andreas Christensen were signed free of charge from AC Milan and Chelsea, respectively. The Brazilian winger will now undergo a medical and sign his contract with Barcelona, which runs until 2027, on Wednesday as he prepares to sign his move to La Liga. Brazilian winger Raphinha became a fan favourite and forever entered the hearts of Leeds United when he scored a penalty in the 2-1 win against Brentford in their last match last season, securing the club’s continued promotion to the Premier League.
Brazilian winger Rafinha has spent two seasons at Leeds United, scoring 17 goals and providing 12 assists after signing him from Ligue 1 side Rennes for 17 million PS. Brazilian winger Raphinha, who played a pivotal role at Leeds United and retained their place in the Premier League last season, is set to sign for Barcelona after the clubs agreed on an agreement in principle. Brazilian winger Raphinha became the second famous player to leave Leeds United in the closed season. England midfielder Kalvin Phillips has moved to Manchester City for 45 million.
Key player for Leeds
After earning a name for himself in Portugal, Rennes spent 21 million euros for the winger, marking him the club’s second most valuable player so far at the time. Raphinha moved to the Premier League after impressing Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during his time in Ligue 1. Raphina made 30 appearances in his debut season under the Argentine coach, scoring six goals and giving nine assists. The next season, although playing for a poor Leeds team, the Brazilian managed 11 goals and three assists to keep the Yorkshire club from relegation. The Brazilian’s reckless style of play won him fans at Elland Road.
Raphinha has represented five professional clubs, including Barcelona (his sixth). He started his career at Brazilian club Ava before going to Vitória Guimares in Portugal, then to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, Rennes in France, and finally Leeds. He has 61 career goals in 245 appearances and two trophies, both of which he won with Lisbon.