Chelsea FC has strengthened in the offensive!
As reported by “The Athletic”, the club of successful coach Thomas Tuchel (48) has agreed with Premier League competitor Leeds United on the transfer of Raphinha (25).
Accordingly, the “Blues” pay a transfer fee of the equivalent of 63 million euros for the Brazilian international. This puts Chelsea ahead of FC Barcelona and FC Arsenal in the race for the attacking star.
Barça had Raphinha as his successor Ousmane Dembele (25) chosen. However, the Frenchman is still playing poker for a new contract LaLiga-Club. The Catalans therefore played for Raphinha on time. But now the Brazilian has opted for Chelsea. The Spaniards get nothing.
Leeds had kept the league in England last season with a bang. That is now paying off at Raphinha-Transfer. In the event of relegation, the right winger could have left the club for “only” 25 million euros thanks to a clause. Leeds are now collecting a transfer fee of 63 million euros.
After the departure of Romelu Lukaku (29) to Inter Milan, Chelsea will soon have an accurate striker in their squad again. In the previous season, Raphinha scored eleven goals in 35 games and provided three more assists.