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Barcelona expected to pay €48 million fixed, €12 million in add-ons for Raphinha



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FC Barcelona raised many eyebrows earlier this month, with the capture of Raphinha. The Leeds United forward was courted by Chelsea, who had tabled a much more lucrative offer to the attacker.

However, the player ended up opting for a move to Barça, as he wanted to become a part of Xavi’s attacking setup that has since managed to sign Robert Lewandowski while renewing the contract of Ousmane Dembele.

A recent report from MARCA has now offered key details on Barcelona’s agreement with Leeds United over Raphinha.

While English sources at the time, had suggested that Barça are expected to pay close to €70 million if certain add-ons are met, MARCA reveals that the overall cost of the operation could be around €60 million, including the variables.

The Catalans had to pay Leeds United a fee of around €48 million upfront, while the additional €12 million will be paid if the add-ons are met.

The report suggests the variables included in the Raphinha are very difficult to meet. One of the clauses demands that Barcelona win the UEFA Champions League, in which case, the club may have to shell out a chunk of the added variables.

However, if the Catalans fail to win the coveted competition, the overall value of the operation might not differ much from the €48 million that was paid upfront.

Such an agreement may not have left Leeds United with all smiles, but the Yorkshire outfit had very few options, as the forward was determined to move to Barcelona and as such, he put off contract negotiations with Chelsea.

Raphinha’s desire to play for the Blaugrana has left the fans extremely excited about the prospect of seeing him in action in La Liga. The forward has already shown his flair by starring in the recent friendly against Inter Miami, and the fans can expect a lot more as we near the start of the new season.

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