Raphinha’s impressive contributions in goals, assists, dribbling and everything in between for a less than impressive Leeds United side helped them avoid relegation and made the 25-year-old a rising star in world football. with many potentially interested teams. signing it.
But Leeds are unlikely to give up the Brazil international easily and have set a suitably impressive asking price: ‘at least’ £65million, according to fabrice romano. With two years remaining on his contract, now is the best time for Leeds to maximize their transfer value – which can only increase with more competition.
Leeds United have been pretty clear with all the clubs interested in Raphinha: he can leave but they want at least £65m. #LUFC
Arsenal after the rejection of the first offer, Spurs after further direct talks, Chelsea after contact via Boehly… and Barça via Deco, received the same message. pic.twitter.com/DXKcNY0Rq5
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 22, 2022
Arsenal have made the first move, with an official offer which was rejected, but are expected to return with an improved offer. Barcelona, Tottenham and, more recently, Chelsea are said to be keeping tabs on things and “exploring the situation as well”. We may be late to the party, but we had to wait to sort out Romelu Lukaku’s situation first, before looking for (appropriate) attacking reinforcements. It is still the beginning of the transfer window.