Raphinha’s initial offer was rejected by Leeds United, prompting Arsenal to submit a second offer while the player and his agent Deco take some time to consider their future move.
As Arsenal prepared a second offer for the Leeds United star, Raphinha was seen with his agent, Deco.
The North London side has supported the growing interest in the Brazilian with an underlying argument, but it was rejected. Not completely committed to catching the winger and formulating a stronger offer to test the tenacity of the Yorkshire team.
Raphinha’s representatives are attempting to do another deal with Arsenal, and the Brazilian was seen up close by the person helping him make a decision about his future. As the two enjoyed some spare time in Ibiza, any potential moves were not in doubt.
The footballer has stated the following on his future: “I have a contract with Leeds until 2024; Leeds and Deco are in charge of my future; I have my mind in the public group, on the game and on my getaway; we want a trip. As per our agreement with Leeds, my manager will send me the appropriate information when it is correct.
The winger, who was a focal point for Leeds last season as they resisted transfer, is now a sure bet for Arsenal to land him. Chelsea and Tottenham are also strong teams, but they have different transfer requirements than the Gunners, allowing them to take a stroll.
Raphinha’s current contract with Leeds, which runs through 2024, has been regarded as likely not being renewed, and as a result, Leeds is prepared to release the player. According to The Athletic, the Whites are aware of the player’s desire to play in Europe and will allow him to leave if their valuation is fulfilled.
After joining them from Rennes after their promotion to the top class in 2020, the 25-year-old has scored several goals in each of his two seasons at Elland Road. With Kalvin Phillips’ impending move to Manchester City, Leeds is about to lose its second star of the summer.
In the interim, Arsenal has wasted no time in their pursuit of Champions League football after their near-miss season ago. Tottenham overtook Mikel Arteta’s team near the end of the season, but they have proactively signed young Brazilian forward Marquinhos and Fabio Vieira from Porto.
Gabriel Jesus is expected to sign a £45 million agreement with the Premier League champions soon after. Having worked with the forward while serving as Pep Guardiola’s assistant, Arteta is hoping to replace the goals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, who both left the team this year.