Sports 360 Catalan newspaper Sport confirmed that Barcelona had already secured the deal for Brazilian star Rafinha, after a final deal was reached with Leeds United.
Barcelona have fought a fierce battle to obtain the Brazilian striker’s services, in light of Chelsea’s tempting offer to get his signature, which amounted to €70 million.
Barcelona realizes a miracle in the Rafinha deal
And the newspaper pointed out in its report that Barcelona has reached an agreement with Leeds to sign Rafinha for €55 million, and the player will sign a contract that will be extended for five years.
Sport described this deal as a miracle as Barca managed to convince the English club to reduce its financial demands. Deco, the former Barcelona star and the player’s agent, also played an important role in convincing all sides.
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The report added that Rafinha will arrive in Barcelona within days, and the deal is expected to be officially announced after hours.
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