Pundit assured over Raphinha Leeds future amid Liverpool, Man Utd hyperlinks
Noel Whelan insists Leeds United attacker Raphinha will quit at Elland Street this summer season as reports proceed to hyperlink him with a transfer away.
Following his £17million transfer from Rennes, Raphinha impressed in his debut Premier League season. The Brazilian scored six and assisted 9 targets in 30 appearances. He changed into positively a stand-out performer as Leeds secured a wonderful ninth hassle enact.
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But on the support of his shows, a lot of teams are talked about to be interested by swoops for him.
These fervent encompass Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City.
He also has admirers further afield, with Borussia Dortmund eyeing him as a doable substitute for Jadon Sancho.
Raphinha has admitted he is flattered by the eye from these golf equipment, but insists leaving is now not on his suggestions.
“I'm quiet beneath contract for one other four years and possess now not even thought of leaving this club, because I'm quiet delighted and have to invent assorted of us delighted here” he talked about.
Raphinha will become a Leeds ‘God’
Now, Whelan says he is assured that the winger will quit interested by Leeds and turn down any approaches for him.
The former Whites forward also cited past examples of avid gamers discovering that the grass is now not repeatedly greener after transferring to ‘better’ golf equipment.
Talking to Football Insider, he talked about: “The club possess regarded after him thoroughly. Signing any participant is a extensive gamble, whether or now not they are established or now not. Harry Kane could streak to Manchester City and now not enact effectively.
“We’ve viewed it earlier than. Robbie Keane went to Liverpool from Tottenham and wasn’t the same participant.
“Raphinha’s lit up the Premier League, he’s been improbable. He will get you off your seat and plays with a freedom that it's possible you'll completely cherish.
“I correct mediate the club possess regarded after him and he respects what they've performed for him.”
After an shapely first yr support within the head flight, there is excitement about what Leeds could rep next term. And that is one other divulge that Whelan believes Raphinha will hang in suggestions.
“Why would you now not be fascinated about the long term? There are astronomical issues taking place, a lot of investment into Elland Street,” he added.
“Confidently we are in a position to signal some stars within the summer season as effectively. All the pieces is taking a see shiny and Raphinha looks to be overjoyed.
“He’s now not been welcomed by the followers but but when that happens he’ll be loving it and now not looking out out for to recede Leeds a ways more. He will be a god, belief me.”
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