After reportedly failing to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk, Arsenal has reportedly reignited its interest in Raphinha, as reported by Sport Italia. After months of speculation, Mudryk’s transfer to the Premier League is imminent. However, according to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has the best chance of signing the Ukrainian.
This is a significant loss for Arsenal. The Gunners will be looking to make this kind of acquisition in the current window to boost their chances of pulling off an unlikely title win. And Mudryk seemed to be capable of making a major difference. Back at Arsenal, it’s Raphael.
Nonetheless, it would appear that Edu has already moved on to his next target. In fact, it seems like they’ve already made contact.
Apparently, Arsenal is keen on signing Raphinha, as reported by Sport Italia. They want to know if negotiating a contract with the Brazilian is even possible. The Gunners have the winger on their want list throughout the summer. Nonetheless, he committed to Barcelona for £55 million (via Sky Sports) and signed a contract to play there.
Things in Catalonia have not gone as smoothly as he had intended. The 26-year-old has two goals and two assists in his seven La Liga appearances. His time at Barcelona has only begun. His arrival at the Emirates would be a huge coup for Arsenal. He probably won’t cost Chelsea as much as Denis Mudryk would.
And unlike the 22-year-old, he has actually played in the Premier League before. For Leeds, he was “unbelievable” during the course of nearly two years at Elland Road. There was no single player last year who did more to keep the Whites in the Premier League. It is still unclear whether or not a deal can be reached. But it would be a terrific way for Arsenal to bounce back.