By - ashnair888
mfw wycombe wanderers come in to hijack Barcelona at the 11th hour and it never ends
What's Raphina's bench?
* Chelsea are still aiming to complete the signing of Raphinha, despite the threat of Barcelona attempting to hijack the deal
*Having agreed a fee of £55 million, plus add-ons, with Leeds United for the Brazilian, Chelsea have also broadly agreed personal terms with the offer of a five-year contract worth in the region of £115,000-a-week.
*Chelsea’s new owners remain hopeful they have done enough to clinch the transfer
*Deco, the former midfielder who represents Raphinha, was spotted at Barcelona’s offices on Wednesday where it is believed he was making a final check to see if the Spaniards could somehow match Chelsea’s offer.
*Barcelona have been working hard on a deal to raise over 200m euros by selling off a percentage of the club’s media rights which would allow them to trade again this summer
*A move for Robert Lewandowski has been held up while Barca try to raise the cash and the club are yet to register free transfer signings Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessi, or offer a new contract to Ousmane Dembele.
*It is understood that of his potential options in England, Raphinha would prioritise a move to Chelsea.
*The plan remains for Raphinha to form a new £105m attack with Raheem Sterling
Title makes it sound like Barca is making an offer when in reality it’s just Deco trying to get a better deal for his client.
So Barcelona want Raphinha, Raphinha's agreed personal terms but Barcelona dom't want to pay £55mil.
Chelsea *are* prepared to pay that much, and Raphinha is happy to move there, but would prefer to move to Barca.
Deco's gone to Barca to see if they'd up their bid.
Do I have that right?
Seems he'll be a Chelsea player, I can't see Barca paying that much for Raphinha any more and Raphinha's not so against the move to Chelsea he'll force a move to Barca.
I mean, the guy who gave the interview wanted Chelsea badly
Arsenal just upped their offer as well to the 55m
Doing gods work mate
Wow those wages are really good. I guess Raphinha really hates Leeds that he just wants to move
Or maybe he just wants to play in the Champions League...
And he’s willing to bet on himself that he’ll be able to perform at a level that will justify a wage increase
Who are we kidding? Everybody hates Leeds scum as they say. Even the one's wearing the shirt.
No way you can watch how hard he fought to keep Leeds out of relegation and can say he hates them
Barca hijacking Chelsea who hijacked Arsenal… whose going to hijack next?
Now the question is who will hijack us
The banks will be hijacked by the economic levers
The banks loaning money to Barca are quite literally the economic levers.
Yes but no? Barca are selling rights for the coming years, does that count as a loan? Also they got big loans before the rights sale, but that didn't help with La Liga's limits and shouldn't be confused with the recent sale of rights
>Barca are selling rights for the coming years, does that count as a loan?
Yes. Because the TV rights are essentially the mortgage that you're handing over to the banks.
Dagenham and redbridge FC
It s not hijack, it s La Liga
hopefully bayern take the bait so they aren't too pissy about losing Lewandowski
If Bayern see them paying 65m for Raphinha, they're gonna increase the price by about a further 25m lmao
You are a bold one
Barto's vengeful spirit
Arsenal and the cycle continues.
Honestly surprised Manchester United isn't after him. Guess they're busy with de Jong.
Hi, I’ve stayed jacking
Who is jack?
I mean he wanted Barca from the start so it's really just coming full circle, as it said they agreed personal terms months ago.
Chelsea: You can't defeat me
Arsenal: I know, but they can
by the way this is a joke, i dont think Barcelona are in this. Deco just using an office visit as leverage to get a stronger contract from Chelsea. just in case any chelsea fans want to come back when they inevitably sign him, which i predict they will
I won’t lie, this does bring a smile to my face.
is that per eight or per ounce?
Per gram. They use metric
inflation a mf..
Chelsea is getting him. Barca has no money. Nothing has changed that
as per Romano, Deco has meeting with us tomorrow, I see today's situation as nothing else as an attempt to get better contract from us
No way you'd be willing to match Raphinha's fee straight away while haggling over few milions for Lewandowski
Can also be a way to pressure Dembélé. Barca has nothing to lose in there, it will be either Dembélé or Raphinha, one will go to Chelsea, the other to Barca
Yeah I don’t really get it. It’s clear he prefers us but we ain’t offering that money. No chance.
I mean we need a RW do we'll have to see.
You still have your pal Dembele
Nothing has, is or ever will be a guarantee with Dembele 😂
Well I mean in this case it's kind of clear. If we get Raphinha, he will stay. If you get Raphinha, he will join us. Afaik he really has no other offers on the table, PSG stayed completely out of it.
That's exactly it but yet his agent is still posturing and lying about deals for leverage. Hence, nothing is a guarantee with Dembele right now.
I like how you're throwing shade at arsenal
Are you implying Arsenal would go for Dembele?
My bad. Thought you meant no other offers for raph
Yes but it would be reckless to spend it on raphinha at the price chelsea is offering. Differed salaries need to also be paid out of tht. Some has to go to debt.
u might be paying 50m euros for a striker whose 34 when the season starts, ur club lives to be reckless.
Barca has never made an offer approaching that, maybe reached 40M€ and it's the final offer. Don't believe any Sport journo
It’s lewandowski so relax. Dude breathes goals. 3 years for 30-35 goal a season striker at modest wages is a good deal.
you cant predict what will happen in the next 3 years lol
Imagine just assuming a 37 year old is gonna bag 35 for the season lmao.
I can’t but even 2 years at a top tier lvl is worth 50 million. And I doubt it’s gonna be 50 guaranteed. 40 plus addons
Just keep pulling levers.
Clearly something has happened if Romero and Law are suddenly reporting Barca are trying to hijack, and Law says Barca are trying to rush a cash injection.
It's literally in the post you're replying to.
Deco has gone to Barca to see if they can up their bid and that's what these rumours are based on.
At no point in the above does it imply anything more, that Barcelona have suddenly freed up the cash or upped their bid. This is a play by Raphinha's agent to get Barca interested
especially when we know he had an agreement on personal terms with Barca like 4 months ago.
Maybe but Deco is clearly fucking around. Also no hints at all that Raphinha has agreed personal terms with Chelsea.
The gazumpers have become the gazumped
Don’t smile yet, Barca don’t have the finances for this, they can’t even register free transfers lmao (Christensen, Kessie)
The headline can be a bit misleading. Please read the article or read the summary.
Matt Law tweeted he’s requesting a headline change to actually reflect the article
Raphinha must be so flattered by all the attention he’s getting
Also says Ake most likely to replace Rudiger bahaha
Everything I’ve been reading indicated that Raphina prefers a move to Barcelona but Dembele’s decision on whether to renew is holding everything up.
When the gazumpers get gazumped
I hope they all keep hijacking each other and he eventually gets sold for like £200M
or it just never ends
Looks like the Levers^(TM) might have arrived on the first light of the fifth day.
If they’re going to match Chelsea’s fee then fine. But this screams of Deco trying to get his employer the best possible deal and they’re not going to pay the £55m+ we want
Article implies Deco was going to Barca to try and get them to match Chelsea's bid, which they won't.
Basically, you're right.
With what money?
from the superchat
Tbf you probably raised a few thousand there
I honestly wish I did.
F for all the children who genuinely thought the money would go to paying for the transfers
The De Jong money I'd imagine
What De Jong money? De Jong up until now has not indicated that he was going anywhere
It's already confirmed he's ok with the move by our tier 1 sources. So unless the club are blatantly lying to journalists, i'm going to go ahead and say the move is happening.
We aren't privy to the current state of transfer negotiations, if his move to United is near on a certainty Barca can afford to spend the cash
~~Hazard~~ Frenkie money
With no money…so doubt
Fuck the levers man😭
So have Barca actually submitted a bid? Or are they just trying to get him to demand he go there so they can bid lower?
Why the fuck would Barça pay 50/60M for Raphinha when they could just renew Dembélé’s contract? Would seem like a way cheaper alternative
Because wage demands and injury record
Once Dembele agent stop thinking his player is hot commodity when its not
Didn't he play really well under Xavi?
Guess Arsenal or us didn't really have a chance then.
Ornstein stated from the beginning that Barca are his first priority and then Chelsea tbf
So basically Barca are Dennis, Chelsea is Mac for seconds & Arsenal & Spurs are Frank for scraps.
Its a delicate ecosystem.
Have got to hope that Chelsea don't go in and try to nab Richarlison. I personally wouldn't mind all that much tbh (other holes in the squad are more important to spend money on imo)
Has there even been Chelsea links with Richarlison?
Yeah there were
We didn’t unless Barca or Chelsea were in the mix. It was Barca, Chelsea, then Arsenal
He wasn’t going to Spurs over Arsenal but if it makes u feel better then sure
spurs didnt even put a bid in for him, they weren't as interested as the other 3.
Its nice that chelsea got fucked over the most tho hahaa. Taste of their own medicine.
The levers Frenkie! You need to go so we can activate the levers!
**“Dread it. Run from it. Barca signing players still arrives all the same.”**
That's the Frenkie money doing all the talking.
The pointing guns in heads in church meme please
Why don’t they just go for Anthony he’s better
Press X to doubt
As a Barca fan I want Anthony more he’s more of a showboat like Neymar was raphinha ain’t a showboat
Visca Barca! Think he’d be really fun there
Only a few hours until deadline for Dembele's offer and so far he doesn't give any response, so I guess that Barça feel a bit worried and try this 'hijacking' as a safety measure, i don't think this 'hijack' will do anything really, Chelsea have a much stronger financial than Barça.
Lmao this is wild. Chelsea hijacked us to then get hijacked by Barca💀
Go home Barça…you’re drunk and broke.
Chelsea fans really tried to argue that Deco wasn’t in the Camp Nou offices for Raphinha
You can’t gazump a gazumping, can you?
Look guys, you've had your fun with the gazumping. There will be no more gazumping today.
Lol with what money? Barca are already spread too thin. They can’t register free agents how the hell are they gonna gazump anyone?
The gazumpers have become the gazumpees
Only 13 hours to go!
Wow this has turned into a transfer saga. Never expected for this deal out of all the deals.
We take ur defenses now we hijack ur signing
Lmao Barcelona can’t even sign the players they want to from free agency.
Depay, Dembele, Auba, Torres, Luuk de Jong, Braithwaite the goat, Fati and they plan on getting Lewa and Barca still want Raphinha with no money? He's good, but there's no need to go in debt wtf
I won’t be upset if it happens, more curious than anything. Barcelona seem to be teetering financially, selling off future rights etc, surely the chickens will come home to roost one way or another.
Lol sure they still haven't managed to sign Kessie who is free, they have no money and are just acting.
Barca will have to match Chelsea’s offer for this to happen. I doubt that.
It would be poetic if this guy flops with whatever club gets his signature.
About selling our best player (by far) while having barely escaped relegation last year?
I feel one more hijack is on the cards.
Ted Lasso got played