'Full agreement': Chelsea agree to sign 'phenomenon' in attack, but player talks are ongoing - journalist
Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Leeds United attacker Raphinha, but there’s still personal terms to be finalised with the player.
According to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Leeds have now reached an agreement over the transfer this summer of Raphinha.
It is understood the Blues will pay as much as £60/65million to sign the Brazil international in this window.
Romano does add that discussions will now take place with the 25-year-old to sort out personal terms and a contract at Stamford Bridge.
Raphinha, who scored 11 Premier League goals last season to help Leeds avoid relegation, is a left-footed winger with every trick in the book.
He’s definitely got the potential to be a big hit at one of the division’s big clubs.
Chelsea agreed Raphinha deal
Finally, Blues fans may have reason to really celebrate.
It’s felt like a painful opening few weeks of the transfer window due to the fact rivals around them have been spending and strengthening. However, it looks like the wait is paying off for Chelsea supporters.
If personal terms can be agreed with Raphinha during ongoing discussions, Chelsea will be signing one of the most exciting players to watch across the entire league.
He’s going to be largely judged by what he brings to the side in terms of goals and assists, but the Brazilian flair will go a long way to getting everyone onside.
The Leeds wide player, who’s been described as a “phenomenon” in the past on Instagram by Tottenham’s Emerson Royal, should bring an X factor.
A near-£60million deal will bring its own pressure on the player. Incidentally, the Blues reportedly had a £40million bid rejected for Raphinha back in January.