Raphinha has started his tenure at Leeds United with some fantastic form. Subsequently, the South American became a crucial part of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad after the current season’s commencement.
Through his displays in the Premier League, Raphinha became the target of clubs all around Europe. Consequently, Bayern Munich is watching him closely, as they wish to add to their attacking options. However, Rafinha has admonished talks of a move outside Leeds and revealed the happiness he feels at his current club. In an interview on March 12th, 2021, he said, “I am happy at Leeds. They are a great institution, and it provides me great pleasure to play football for them. The welcome that I received here made me feel special.”
Raphinha joined Leeds United from Rennes on October 6th, 2020. Ever since his arrival, the twenty-four-year-old winger has recorded five goals and five assists in twenty-two games. Though his late arrival at Elland Road makes him a newcomer, he adapted to life in England like a fish takes to water. Moreover, the Brazilian is having his best season in the Premier League after he departed from Rennes. Nevertheless, the winger has always made an impact on any team that he played for. From his time at Victoria Guimaraes to Rennes, he has recorded thirty-one goals and sixteen assists in a hundred and twenty-one appearances.
Moreover, Leeds can benefit from a player of his capabilities to help them rise back to the top of the table. Many years ago, Leeds United was one of the biggest teams in Europe, with players like Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank and Tony Yeboah. Through, Raphinha, The Peacocks can make a charge and possibly achieve the Champions League.
Raphinha transfer talk is ‘clickbait’ according to Leeds United
Although Raphinha has re-iterated his desire to stay with The Whites, the talks surrounding his future refused to stop its circulation. Leeds United promptly put an end to the negotiations by terming it as ‘clickbait.’ The term ‘clickbait’ is used to describe a link or an image that would enthuse and entice users to click on them. In the same way, the rumors, according to Leeds, are just for show and for the means of providing snippets.
Raphinha and Leeds’s opinions would show that both sides still expect a lot from each other. The player wishes for more and better seasons in the Premier League with The Peacocks. Furthermore, the position Leeds will find themselves in next season will determine how strong their desire is to succeed in the Premier League. Leeds United, in return, would hope for Raphinha to produce more goals and assists. Consequently, helping them achieve what Leicester City did in the 2015-16 EPL season.
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