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August, 16

Raphinha Joins Barcelona From Leeds United

Barcelona have acquired Leeds United’s forward Raphinha from the Premier League.

According to rumors in Europe, the transaction could be worth £55 million.

At the Catalan club’s training facility on Friday, the 25-year-old Brazilian forward was introduced to the crowd.

Since his move from Rennes in 2020, Raphinha has made 65 Premier League games for Leeds, totaling 17 goals and 12 assists.

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“It’s a dream come true since I was a kid. I’m going to give my best,” Raphinha told Barca TV.

Leeds United paid tribute to Raphinha in a club statement confirming his departure.

“We would like to place on record our sincere gratitude to Raphinha for his effort and contribution whilst at the football club.

“He showed unquestionable commitment and professionalism until the very end of his time at Elland Road and his celebrations at the Brentford Community Stadium will live long in the memory,” the Premier League club wrote.

On August 13, Barcelona will face Rayo Vallecano at home to open their La Liga season.

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Barcelona have acquired Leeds United’s forward Raphinha from the Premier League.

According to rumors in Europe, the transaction could be worth £55 million.

At the Catalan club’s training facility on Friday, the 25-year-old Brazilian forward was introduced to the crowd.

Since his move from Rennes in 2020, Raphinha has made 65 Premier League games for Leeds, totaling 17 goals and 12 assists.

READ MORE: Falcons Return To Rabat Ahead Of Semi-Final

“It’s a dream come true since I was a kid. I’m going to give my best,” Raphinha told Barca TV.

Leeds United paid tribute to Raphinha in a club statement confirming his departure.

“We would like to place on record our sincere gratitude to Raphinha for his effort and contribution whilst at the football club.

“He showed unquestionable commitment and professionalism until the very end of his time at Elland Road and his celebrations at the Brentford Community Stadium will live long in the memory,” the Premier League club wrote.

On August 13, Barcelona will face Rayo Vallecano at home to open their La Liga season.

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