Raphinha not expected to push for January Leeds United exit


Leeds United winner Raphinha is not expected to try to force a move out of Elland Road anytime soon amid growing rumors of widespread interest from Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

The Brazilian international midfielder has been keeping Leeds running for a difficult second season back in the top flight, scoring eight goals so far – almost half of the Premier League total.

Bayern have recently been linked with a move for January, with rumors circulating that Liverpool are eyeing Raphinha have been circulating for some time – in October, his agent even confirmed that Anfield’s unofficial approach had been made.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported on Boxing Day that negotiations for a new contract with Raphinha are underway on Elland Road, with the Daily Mirror now adding that the 25-year-old has no plans to push for action at this time.

He has ambitions to play at a high level, which could be offered to either the Bayern or Liverpool boys, but he is unwilling to jeopardize his good relations with Leeds and his fans by trying to leave when the club is in a more difficult position than the Premier League. League location.

Leeds paid Rennes ¬£ 17m for Raphinha’s signing in October 2020. He grew rapidly in English football and raised his level one by 2021/22.

The club may be making a good profit when it comes time to sell, although they are determined to keep hold of him for now and seem to have no problem with that.

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