Sky Sports Reporter Florian Plettenberg revealed that Leeds United winger Raphinha will not join Bayern Munich this summer.
The Lowdown: Barcelona personal terms agreed
Los Blancos have relied heavily on the Brazilian this season, with his 12 essential goal contributions in the club’s effort to avoid relegation.
However, his impressive performances have attracted interest from a number of clubs, with links with Barcelona accelerating.
According to a report by Spanish publication Sport (translated by TEAMtalk), Barcelona have now submitted a £29million bid for the 25-year-old and suggested personal terms have already been agreed ahead of a possible move to the Catalan giants. .
The latest: No transfer to Bayern
Bayern Munich have also been heavily linked with a move in recent months, with reports in December itself claiming a January move has been done and dustedbut it looks like a move to the Bundesliga champions is no longer on the cards.
Sky Germany journalist Plettenberg took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to provide an ‘update’ on whether Raphinha could join Bayern.
He claimed a transfer ‘definitely won’t happen’, calling the wide man a ‘great player’.
“Raphinha update: I have been told again that he will definitely not move to FC Bayern! No subject but a great player.
The verdict: good news
Leeds will want to keep Raphinha ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, so this update is obviously a positive one.
However, it looks like Los Blancos will now have to deal with Barcelona harassing them this summer. You would expect their reported first offer of £29m to be quickly rejected by Leeds chiefs, especially if they stay in the Premier League, but it will be interesting to see how much that number will test Leeds’ resolve. ‘Andrea Radrizzani.
Raphinha could well end up leaving over the next few months so it’s crucial Los Blancos get the best possible offer for their star, who could be close to double Barcelona’s opening offer depending on his release clause. of £70 million.
In other news: Leeds have dealt a potential big blow as the ‘magnificent’ colossus could miss crucial Southampton clash.