Carlton Palmer has told The Transfer Tavern that he doesn’t think that Leeds wouldn’t sell Raphinha for anything less than £30m.
The Brazilian winger enjoyed an impressive first campaign in the Premier League and has been attracting interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, who’ll both be trying to close the gap on Manchester City next season.
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Raphinha scored six times and chipped in with nine assists as Leeds marked their first season back in the top-flight by finishing 9th, with the former Rennes attacker a key part of the recent success under Marcelo Bielsa.
He has still has four years remaining on the long-term deal he signed 12 months ago, meaning either of the North West sides would have to dig into their pockets to be able to prize Raphinha away from Elland Road this summer.
And whilst he’s only valued at £22.5m by Transfermarket, Palmer exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that the 24-year-old is worth plenty more in the current market:
“I certainly don’t think Leeds would entertain an offer for him less than £30m the way the Premier League is at the moment.”
Bielsa’s men will be looking to build on their top-half finish by mounting a challenge for the European places next season, but will need to keep all of their best players, so they’ll be hoping the Brazilian’s head doesn’t get turned should either Liverpool or United come calling.
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