Fabrizio Romano said that Barcelona had completely reached a personal agreement with Raphinha through his agent, former player Deco, and the deal was “closed” in February on a five-year contract.
Frenkie de Jong can come to MU if Barcelona agree to the transfer fee as demanded from 85 million euros to 100 million euros
However, the current issue is that the Leeds club also “fixes” the transfer price of Raphinha, 24 years old, the Brazilian has a contract until June 2024 of 55 million euros compared to the fee to buy only 20 million from the Rennes club in October 2020.
Leeds club does not currently have any intention of reducing the price of its most talented star, while in the race for the signature of this Brazilian midfielder, rivals in the Premier League with one of them are Arsenal. is ready to take a hand on the Barcelona deal.
Meanwhile, Marca newspaper confirmed that Barcelona and MU club are still in talks to transfer Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are involved in the acquisition of Raphinha.
Barcelona are looking into the possibility of selling their most prized players to balance their finances if needed, and Frenkie de Jong is currently the highest-priced star the Catalan side can sell.
Frenkie de Jong recently told ESPN to confirm: “I still want to stay at Barcelona, and I have made this clear before.” However, the fact that MU has a new coach, Mr. Erik Ten Hag considers recruiting this midfielder as the biggest goal to rebuild the “Red Devils” into Manchester that can change the situation.
The current issue MU offers a transfer price for Frenkie de Jong has not convinced Barcelona – only about 60 million euros plus 10 million euros in added value and has been rejected, according to Fabrizio Romano. Accordingly, the fee that can convince Barcelona to negotiate, also according to this transfer information expert, must be from 85 million euros or more and other costs.
Because with a fee of over 85 million euros, Barcelona can buy Raphinha (cheaper) to replace Frenkie de Jong, and there are additional costs to increase its transfer budget and will reduce salary costs significantly (the throne). Dutch stars receive the highest salary in the Nou Camp team, about 20 million euros/season).
Therefore, MU club is in need of buying Frenkie de Jong, so they have to accept paying a very high transfer fee because this player also has a contract until June 2026. In another case, the Barcelona side has news that coach Xavi insists that he cannot let the Dutch midfielder leave, because he is building the Catalan team’s play style around this player.