October 5, 2022

Arsenal have positioned a proper bid for Leeds star Raphinha, it has been reported.

The Brazil worldwide was closely linked with a transfer to Barcelona, nonetheless, monetary problems on the Camp Nou are mentioned to have scuppered that deal.

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It’s understood Arsenal’s bid falls effectively wanting Leeds valuation of Raphinha, nonetheless

In current days the Gunners have been tipped to signal Raphinha and The Athletic reviews they’ve made contact with Leeds, indicating their intention to signal him.

The report provides a bid was submitted, nonetheless, the Whites are anticipated to reject it because it falls effectively under the usual of their valuation of Raphinha.

It’s not clear how a lot Arsenal have provided for Raphinha however talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan has warned they’ll need to pay ‘prime, prime cash’ to get the participant.

The previous Crystal Palace proprietor mentioned: “He’s a great participant… he’s a really, very gifted footballer. He’s the identical kind of style of Riyad Mahrez.

“If Leeds are going to be pressured right into a state of affairs the place they need to promote him then they’ve bought to pay prime, prime cash.

“I’d need as a lot as I may probably get. In the event that they provided £50million, I’d need £70-80m.


Raphinha has not directly asked for a transfer but has previously spoken of his desire to play European football

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Raphinha has in a roundabout way requested for a switch however has beforehand spoken of his need to play European soccer

“I’d need them to work as laborious as they probably can… and ensure they bought nothing from me that was vaguely resembling what they thought was a deal.”

Raphinha, who’s additionally been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham, has loved two high quality seasons at Elland Highway having scored 17 Premier League targets in 65 top-flight appearances.

It’s understood Leeds are sympathetic to the participant’s ambition and should not anticipating he’ll signal a brand new deal, which is because of expire in June 2024.

The participant hasn’t instantly requested for a switch, nonetheless, he’s beforehand spoken of his need to play European soccer.

Arsenal have already made three signings this summer time having wrapped up offers for defender Marquinhos, goalkeeper Matt Turner and midfielder Fabio Vieira.

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