Raphinha has told Leeds United that he wants to leave Elland Road this summer and join Barcelona, according to reports emanating from Spain
The Spanish news outlet reported that everyone at Elland Road already knows that Raphinha, 25, wants to move on ahead of next season but he’s now made his intention clear to the Yorkshire club’s leaders.
It is understood that Raphinha has done that in order to speed up his move to Barca.
Sport claims that the ex-Rennes winger wants to have negotiations wrapped up before he jets out to South Korea to join up with the Brazil squad on Thursday (26 May).
After Brazil’s two friendlies against South Korea and Japan, it is reported that Raphinha will go on holiday so it seems as though he wants to officially be a Barcelona player before that point.
Raphinha has reportedly agreed a five-year deal at the Nou Camp and all that is left is for Barca to agree a fee with Leeds United for the winger’s transfer.
Raphinha insists on Barca move