Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani could be regretting his decision of going back on his words with Todd Boehly and allowing Barcelona to hijack the deal for Raphinha.
Andrea confessed in an interview that he already reached an agreement with Chelsea Todd Boehly to sign Raphinha, but all of a sudden Barcelona came up with the money, and since the player had his choice with Barcelona, he (Andrea) doesn’t have any other choice than to allow the deal to go through with Barcelona.
According to the Leeds owner, contrary to the deal they struck with Barcelona, they (Barcelona) are yet to complete the full payment for Raphinha, and they have until September 2nd to complete the payment, else he will raise a global case on all the news media if Barcelona doesn’t make the payment on or before September 2nd.
Recall that Barcelona struck a £55 million deal for Raphinha with Leeds United.
It’s no news that Barcelona is financially destabilized currently, and unable to even pay their current players, yet they suddenly sign expensive quality players.