Arsenal ‘to make £50m bid for Raphinha’ as they look to beat Tottenham and Barcelona to Leeds winger
Arsenal ‘set to make £50m bid for Raphinha’ as Mikel Arteta squad look to beat Tottenham and Barcelona to sign Leeds winger as part of recruiting campaign
- Arsenal set to make £50m offer for Leeds winger Raphinha
- Tottenham and Barcelona have also expressed interest in the 25-year-old
- Arsenal also target Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira and Lisandro Martinez
Arsenal are set to make a £50m bid for Leeds star Raphinha.
As reported by The timesthe Gunners are eager to sign the Brazil international despite interest from Tottenham and Barcelona.
Barcelona had been strongly linked with a transfer to Raphinha, but that deal now seems unlikely.
Arsenal set to make £50m bid for Raphinha as they look to sign Leeds winger
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was hugely impressed with Raphinha’s performances for Leeds, with the winger scoring 11 goals and providing three assists in the Premier League last season.
If he joins Arsenal, Bukayo Saka could switch to the left wing, with Nicolas Pepe a candidate to leave the club.
Raphinha has made good progress since joining Leeds from Rennes in 2020. He was previously with Sporting Lisbon and Vitoria.
Mikel Arteta would like to have a stronger squad with more options for the new season
Tottenham and Barcelona are also interested in signing the Brazil international from Leeds
Arteta is determined to add to his roster as Arsenal strive to return to the Champions League.
19-year-old winger Marquinhos has already left Sao Paulo, while another Brazilian could be joining the club soon, with Arsenal determined to sign Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.
Midfielder Fabio Vieira is close to signing Porto and Arsenal are also interested in signing Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.
Arsenal also recently announced that striker Eddie Nketiah has signed a new multi-year contract with the club.
After a small roster in the second half of last season, Arteta is keen to have more options at his disposal for the coming season, especially given Arsenal’s involvement in the Europa League.