Leeds United is embarking very seriously on this summer market and is about to complete its first big sale. British media like ‘The Athletic’ and ‘Yorkshire Post’ give perfect the sale of midfielder Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City for an amount close to 50 million pounds (58 million euros), which marks a precedent on the price that the Whites will demand from Raphinha, FC Barcelona’s objective to replace Ousmane Dembélé.
Although the Frenchman’s future is up in the air, at these heights ‘Dembouz’ is a foot and a half away from Barca and Leeds’ ’10’ is the number 1 option to replace him. However, apart from the 25-year-old’s obvious interest in donning the Blaugrana T-shirt and Deco’s management, his representative, to facilitate negotiations, in Elland Road are decided to charge a minimum of 50 ‘kilos’ by the traspaso of his goleador and features in the 2021-22 season.
In this way, Leeds give Barca warning with Kalvin Phillips negotiations. The midfielder is valued at 50 million euros in Transfermarkt and City will have to pay a very similar price for his signature, to ask Pep Guardiola to replace a Fernandinho who will leave the club free after nine seasons. Raphinha, for her part, is priced at 45 ‘kilos’ and comes to convert 11 goals and 3 assists in 36 games which were keys to the salvation of those of Jesse Marsch.
For Leeds, selling low is not an option in this passing window. If those at Elland Road have gone down to the EFL Championship, Raphinha’s value has gone down to €25ma price much more adjusted to the financial reality of Barç, but its permanence in the Premier has revalorizado to its ‘cracks’ and will not miss the opportunity to box thanks to this factor.
Arsenal go with everything by Raphinha
Apart from its cost, other factors complicate the Brazilian’s arrival in Catalonia. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have €100m in the box to bolster their striker this summer and, like ‘The Athletic’, his intention is to invest this money in Gabriel Jesús and Raphinha. The negotiations by the ‘9’ of the City are very focused and, once resulevan their traspaso, will go to by the one of Cheerful Carry.
He took things priority with Raphinha will be who pays first and that’s where Barca have those to lose. For the moment, the club is following the work in exits and ‘crowbars’ which allow the club to get out of its financial problems to, later, start bidding on the market. For then, maybe Leeds’ ’10’ already has a new squad. In this case, option B is Ángel Gave Maríawhose signature would also have the guarantee of the technical organization and would produce “at zero cost”.