Barcelona — Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle with Leeds UnitedA source authorized by the club allowed ESPN Deportes to finalize the signing of the Brazilian winger RobinhaIt should become official this week in time for the player to be part of Barca’s tour of the US.
The club did not disclose the cost of the surgery, which various reports put at 55 million fixed euros and 10 to 15 million in variables totaling 70 million, making Rafinha the seventh most expensive signing. History of Barça, Dembele, Coutinho, Griezmann, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Frenkie de Jong below. Barcelona are expected to know the terms of the payment, which they intend to pay in three installments.
In this way, the footballer from Leeds will become Barcelona’s third signing after signing Frank Kessey Y Andreas Christensen, Without consideration in this section Ousmane DembeleAzulgrana will return to action two weeks after his contract expires and will double up as Brazil’s rival on the right, as Xavi Hernandez prefers.
Barca, at the apparent discretion of the coach, have accelerated negotiations in recent days, aware of Chelsea’s interest in signing Rabinha, whose position has been decisive in tipping the balance in favor of the Barca club. The player, who started pre-season at Leeds, immediately traveled to Spain to undergo a medical and commit himself to Xavi’s command after signing a five-year contract.
On the way out
On the other hand, who is close to leaving Barcelona Frankie de JongThe man, who joined in pre-season on Monday, is determined to live up to his contract but increasingly thinks the club are pushing him for a transfer.
This was confirmed by a visit to Barcelona by two of Manchester United’s top ambassadors, who met Matteo Alemany and Jordi Cruyff on Monday and certified the principle of the deal between the two clubs, which assesses the wholesale sale of the Dutch midfielder. 85 million euros, fixed and variable cash.
Although Barca president Joan Laborda assured a week ago that he was not thinking about moving the footballer, his high salary of more than 20 million fixed euros this season made him untenable for the company’s salary parameters and non-negotiable understanding. The settlement of his transfer is close enough for the club to agree to a valid cut.
To do this would require De Jong’s approval, Barcelona would have to agree to a settlement estimated at around 10 million euros, which would offset Manchester United’s offer and could end up convincing him… something, for now, is still up in the air.