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Leeds reveal why Raphinha joined Barcelona as an alternative of Chelsea, Arsenal

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Leeds supervisor, Jesse Marsch, has given explanation why Raphinha was insistent on becoming a member of Barcelona forward of different golf equipment.

The Brazilian was additionally chased by Premier League golf equipment Arsenal and Chelsea.

Chelsea had a £60 million bid accepted by Leeds for Raphinha, nevertheless, he stalled on agreeing on private phrases with the Blues, as an alternative holding out for Barca to up their supply.

Leeds has now agreed on a deal in precept with the Spanish giants on an preliminary £49m price, which may rise to £55m with add-ons.

“There’s been distinct motion with Barcelona and we predict that issues will transfer alongside within the subsequent day or two, nevertheless it’s actually not completed but,” Marsch stated whereas on Leeds’ tour of Australia.

“As a lot because it’s actually arduous to lose Raphinha I’ll say this. If you concentrate on a younger man that was just about assured to go on a lowered switch price to Barcelona if we have been relegated, and then you definately watch the performances he had to ensure the membership was going to remain up, it could be arduous for any 25-year-old to do this.

“I’m longing for him to get this deal completed as a result of I do know it’s his dream to play for Barcelona.”

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