When it comes to the transfer market, Manchester City are simply one of the best in the business.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and Italian media, Manchester City have joined the hunt for Leeds United winger Raphinha.
The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.
The Brazil international only joined Leeds from Rennes in 2020 for 18.58 million euros and his contract runs to June 2024.
In 34 appearances for Leeds, Raphinha has managed to score 8 goals, and create 8 goals for his teammates.
The 24-year-old will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Leeds United this term.
Raphinha is widely regarded as a key transfer target for City this summer.
Pep Guardiola has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of winger Guardiola wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The English giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The Brazil international will offer the City boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Manchester City are interested in Leeds United winger Raphinha. TMW’s Gianluigi Longari reports City have joined the race to sign Raphinha this summer. Manchester United and Liverpool have been credited with an interest in the Brazilian, with the former Rennes star adapting to life in the Premier League seamlessly. Now, City are reportedly after Raphinha, with Pep Guardiola apparently looking to strengthen in the wide areas. However, there would be a lot of competition if he was to move to the Etihad Stadium, with the Manchester-based club already boasting the options of Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
Manchester City will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Leeds United to the negotiating table. City have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Leeds are preparing to sell their winger should they receive a massive offer for him.
Raphinha ideal fit for Manchester City?
A wide player of Raphinha’s technical quality will undeniably be a decent coup for Manchester City if they can get him for a fair price.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester.
It will be interesting to see whether City will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.