The Catalans have agreed to match Chelsea’s 60 million euro bid and pay in three installments.
That’s all according to Barcelona journalist Gerard Romero, who says Newcastle United also made a big offer but Raphinha rejected it.
The player’s own desire to play for Barcelona has been key to the agreement. It didn’t hurt that his agent is Deco, a former Barcelona player.
In fact, it’s said he is a culé through and through, and his only dream is to play for Barcelona.