Raphinha travels to Barcelona to complete dream move to the Nou Camp

Leeds United winger Raphinha travels to Barcelona to complete dream move to the Nou Camp… while the Catalan giants hand Ousmane Dembele a new contract keeping him at the club until 2024

  • Raphinha will travel to Barcelona on Wednesday as he looks to wrap up the deal
  • He is waiting to hear that he can be registered as a Barca player before his move
  • The LaLiga giants side have prepared a five year contract for the Brazilian winger
  • Barcelona have have also given winger Ousmane Dembele a new deal until 2024 

Leeds United winger Raphinha will travel to Barcelona on Wednesday as he looks to wrap up his dream move.

The 25-year old, who trained at Leeds’ Thorp Arch training ground on Tuesday, is waiting to hear that he can be registered as a Barcelona player before his £56million transfer is confirmed.

The Spanish side have prepared a five-year deal for the Brazilian. They have have also given Ousmane Dembele a new contract until 2024 worth up to £8.4m a year after tax. However, they need clearance from LaLiga first.

Leeds winger Raphinha will travel to Barcelona on Wednesday as he looks to wrap up his move

Raphinha scored nine goals in 27 Premier League appearances for Leeds United last season and made his senior debut for Brazil in October. 

His contract at Elland Road was due to until 2024, but he will leave the club early to join the Catalan giants next term. 

The new will come as a blow to Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who is close to finalising a deal with Manchester City for Raheem Sterling. 

Barcelona have also handed Dembele a new contract after months of negotiations regarding the terms of his new deal. 

Barcelona have have also given Ousmane Dembele a new contract worth £8.4m until 2024

Xavi (right) has always made wingers his absolute priority since taking over the club and fought hard for Dembele to stay when other voices at the club had wanted him gone

The club and player had been discussing a new deal for months but they struggled to reach any common ground. As a result, his contract expired on June 30. 

However, despite being a free agent, Dembele had little interest from other clubs and subsequently returned to the negotiating table with Barcelona.   

Xavi has always made wingers his absolute priority since taking over the club from Ronald Koeman last season. 

He has fought for Dembele to stay when other voices at the club had wanted him gone. He even insisted on picking him when there were those at the club who wanted him sidelined to force his hand over signing a new deal.




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