The Reds eyeing move for Leeds United star Raphinha

When it comes to the transfer market, Liverpool are simply one of the best in the business.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Liverpool are eyeing move for Leeds United winger Raphinha.

The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Brazil international joined Leeds from Rennes for a fee in the region of 18.6 million euros in October 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.

He has banged in 8 goals and provided 2 assists in 20 matches this term on all fronts.

Raphinha
Raphinha

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best wingers in Brazil. As a member of Brazil national football team, Raphinha won five caps and he scored two goals.

Raphinha will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Leeds United this term.

Jürgen Klopp wants to sign a new winger and Raphinha is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Raphinha is a long-term target of Liverpool and could be a decent addition for Klopp’s side.

Liverpool
Liverpool

Liverpool are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

The former Rennes man will offer the Liverpool boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “Leeds United winger Raphinha remains on the radar of Liverpool. Despite the arrival of Luis Diaz from Porto, the Reds are also watching Brazil international Raphinha. The Reds have been linked with the Leeds forward since last summer, as have Manchester United and, more recently, West Ham. However, the signing of Diaz has led to thinking that Liverpool may not be in the market for a wide forward in the summer. But according to The Athletic, the Reds still have a “genuine” interest in Raphinha this summer.”

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Liverpool will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Leeds to the negotiating table. The Reds have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

Raphinha ideal fit for Liverpool?

If Liverpool and Klopp are seriously considering a winger, Raphinha could also prove to be a smart option.

A winger of Raphinha’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Liverpool squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Klopp’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Liverpool.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Liverpool come calling for Raphinha this summer.

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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.

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