Raphinha to complete £50m Arsenal move this week – report

By on June 20, 2022


According to Goal, Raphinha is expected to secure a surprise £50m move to Arsenal this week after Barcelona failed to formalise their interest in the Leeds United attacker.

Mikel Arteta is working hard to strengthen his squad this summer and Arsenal have been strongly linked with Man City striker Gabriel Jesus while a shock £34m deal for attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira was announced by Porto last week.

However, it appears Arsenal are looking to bring in even more attacking reinforcements as The Athletic claimed over the weekend that Arteta also wanted to sign Raphinha as well as Gabriel and Vieira.

It looks like we’ve stepped-up our pursuit of the Brazilian international as Goal claims that Raphinha is expected to secure a move to Arsenal this week after we submitted an offer for the winger.

The news outlet says Barcelona haven’t formalised their supposed interest and cannot afford Leeds’ £50m asking price, so Raphinha isn’t prepared to wait around for the Catalans and wants to seal his move to Arsenal asap.

Goal says Arsenal have made the 25-year-old a lucrative package and as long as there are no late complications, Raphinha should secure a move to the Emirates Stadium over the coming days.

Shock deal

This would certainly come as a shock if this proposed deal does go through as I never expected Arsenal to spend so heavily on our attack this summer. We’re buying Vieira for £34m and it will take around £50m to land Jesus, so if we splash another £50m on Raphinha then that’s around £134m on three attackers!

If we are buying Raphinha, then I’d expect we must be close to finding a buyer for Nicolas Pepe. The Ivorian has dropped out of favour and is looking to leave, so Arsenal must at least be confident of getting a decent fee for him if we’re dropping £50m on Raphinha.

Let’s see how things develop but it would be an excellent addition to the squad if we do buy the Leeds attacker. Add Jesus, Tielemans and Martinez, and Arsenal suddenly have a squad packed with quality and depth.


  1. Arthur

    June 20, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Goal are about as reliable as my cat on transfer stories. Chances of it being true are very slim so not sure why you are repeating it as likely. Arthur

  2. JOEL

    June 20, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    I really don’t see the need for him.How many wide attacking players dies Arteta need?.We already have Saka,Martinelli,and ESR..Add Marquinos and potentially Vieira into the mix and there are plenty of options without spending £50m on someone else to create from the wide areas in the knowledge that we currently only have Eddie to rely upon if any of these attacking chances are to be converted…Its not surprising that we are bulking at the prospect of paying over £50m for Gabriel Jesus.A CF who only managed 13 League goals out of a total of 99 (5 in one match).Rather than risk £50m on Raphinha I would rather that money be put towards Osimhen.A beast of a Centre Forward who might ,just make a difference.

    • Gee

      June 21, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      How many wide attacking players does Madrid and City have??

  3. Charlotte

    June 20, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Don’t count your chickens Gooners. Long way to go before that happens

  4. Peter Ikatwa

    June 20, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Joel, Arsenal have alot of wingers but they lack experience,that is way we are looking experience in every position,having Raphina at the club will emproove saka and the rest of faward.

  5. Sunnex

    June 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Arteta and Edu need to act fast on Gabriel J. Cause Arsenal really need CF if the deal did not agreed then they should sign Victor Osihmen, I don’t really think they need Raphina. Up Gunner’s

  6. Jonathan Bates

    June 21, 2022 at 7:29 am

    IF Raphinea goes to Arsenal, He will realise how special Ellend Road really is, regards the atmosphere, hope he settles well at the Library,Hows that song go ,we love you Arsenal we do , we love do, we love you Arsenal, WOW!

    • Edeh

      June 23, 2022 at 2:09 pm

      That song is a pain killer , I love that song , up Gunner’s .

  7. Rodgers Ochenga

    June 21, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Let Raphinah come to arsenal

  8. Franco

    June 23, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Please sign telemans for me .he is a great player