Barcelona have officially unveiled Leeds United winger Raphinha as their next signing of the summer transfer window.
Earlier this week, the Catalan giants and their Premier League counterparts confirmed that an agreement was in place ahead of the Brazil international undergoing a medical.
Barcelona are said to be paying an initial fee of €58m (£49.2m) which could rise to €68m (£57.7m) with add-ons, that compromise being reached after Chelsea had previously met Leeds’ valuation.
However, it has long been known that Raphinha’s preference has been to move to Camp Nou, always making Chelsea no more than an alternative in the event that Barcelona could not finance a deal this summer.
With the medical having been completed, the remainder of the formalities took place on Friday afternoon as Raphinha penned his deal at the club’s training facilities alongside president Joan Laporta.
Speaking after confirmation of the transfer, Raphinha said: “It’s a dream come true since I was a kid, and of my family as well. I’m going to give my best.
“I started watching Barça when Ronaldinho came here. Everything that he achieved here definitely influenced my decision to come. I always wanted to come here.”
The 25-year-old departs Elland Road having contributed 17 goals and 12 assists from his 67 appearances in all competitions.