Leeds United winger Raphinha could be closing in on a move to Arsenal, as Deco holds talks with the London club.
Leeds’ transfer activity has been extremely busy from the word go so far under Jesse Marsch.
Three players in and none out so far, but that could soon change with interest in Raphinha ramping up in the Premier League.
As Barcelona remain unable to pay the price for Raphinha, Goal.com reported yesterday that Leeds had received a great offer for the winger from Arsenal.
The North London side can’t boast Champions League football, but they are far more likely to hit the asking price that Leeds are after.
Now, journalist Freddie Paxton has revealed that Deco, Raphinha’s agent, held talks in London over a move:
Things are starting to speed up in this regard, and you can tell clubs were just waiting for Barcelona to stumble.
They’ve always been the front-runners, but their lack of funds for this transfer has opened the door wide for Arsenal here.
I’m still unsure why Arsenal are moving for a mega-money signing on the right-wing when they have Bukayo Saka.
They have other issues with their squad depth that ought to be addressed first, but if they pay the asking price, then we’re not complaining.