There has no been ‘no contact’ from clubs showing an interest in Leeds United star Raphinha, according to The Athletic‘s Phil Hay.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic season for the Whites, arguably standing out as his side’s star man.
Raphinha has chipped in with six goals and assists apiece in the Premier League, with his pace, dribbling and unpredictability making him a nightmare for opposition defenders.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Brazilian’s form has seen him linked with some of the top clubs in the country, with Liverpool one of those tipped to sign him.
Hay provides key Raphinha update
Hay has given a positive update from a Leeds perspective, however, telling David Ornstein that there has been no concrete interest in Raphinha yet:
“In terms of Raphinha, the last time I asked about him there had been no contact of note.
“For all the links to the various clubs, particularly the top four in England, there was nothing behind it.
“But you have to be sensible enough to know it all depends on who bids what and when they bid.”
Transfer Tavern take
The thought of Leeds losing Raphinha just a year after he arrived is a worrying one, considering what a huge impact he has made.
If Marcelo Bielsa’s men want to go up another level in the league, they need to be keeping hold of their biggest players and the silky wide man is certainly one of those.
His aforementioned 12 goal involvements are proof of that and his level of threat means opponents often focus on him, opening up space for teammates to run into.
It would also leave a sour taste in fans’ mouths, given the kind of cult hero Raphinha has already developed into thanks to his frankly ridiculous moments of skill – such as the nutmeg on Gary Cahill.
In other news, Leeds have been linked with a potentially game-changing signing this summer. Find out who it is here.
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