The Gunners withdraw from the race for Raphinha and sign Gabriel Jesus, from City, for more than 52 million euros
The Leeds United star continues to block all English offers, because his wish is to stop at the Camp Nou
Arsenal, one of the competitors that Barcelona had for Raphinha, has decided to withdraw, given the irreducible position of the Brazilian winger, and has closed the incorporation of Gabriel Jesus, from Manchester City, for about 52 million euros.
According to the portal globoesporte.com, the agreement between Arsenal and City, which is final, will be announced at the beginning of the week. Gabriel Jesus, who will commit for five seasons, will become the highest paid footballer in Mikel Arteta’s team, with an annual record that will exceed 11.6 million euros.
Gabriel Jesus, who still had another year on his contract with City, will be the London club’s star signing in this contract window. His arrival can be interpreted as an almost definitive goodbye in his intentions to take over Raphinha’s services. Although the former Palmeiras footballer will play as a ‘9’ at the Emirates, the Gunners are unlikely to go for the Leeds star.
RAPHINHA, FAITHFUL TO THE BLAUGRANA INTEREST
As SPORT has been explaining, Raphinha is still determined to sign for Barcelonafor this reason he has blocked all the offers he has on the table from the Premier League clubs. The left-handed winger was never close to Arsenal, nor did he put pressure on Barça with the offer he had from the Gunners. Moreover, there is full harmony between raphinhayour agent decorationand the sports management of Barcelona.
The hope of the extreme gaucho, and the professional team that advises him, is that next week, Barcelona, once it has activated the first financial ‘lever’ regarding television rights, informs the Brazilian international, who is launching to close their incorporation.
There is an open negotiating path between Barça and Leeds, who, in the last meeting, asked for a transfer of 50 million euros, a figure that Mateu Germany will try to reduce
Also, this coming week, Dembélé’s future will be known, since the club has asked him to position himself before June 30. The permanence of him (which right now is a great unknown) would complicate, and a lot, the signing of Raphinha. However, everything seems to indicate that the Frenchman may end up going to Chelsea, putting an end to a soap opera that has been dragging on for more than 9 months.
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Raphinha moves away (definitely) from Arsenal