Leeds United hit by £60m bid for Raphinha from unnamed club, not Barcelona
Leeds United have been hit by a £60million bid for Raphinha on Thursday, according to Gabriel Sans.
The Mundo Deportivo writer, also followed by Fabrizio Romano on Tiwtter, has shared that the bid has not come from Barcelona with their interest seemingly overtaken.
It is reported that the bid is in two parts, a straight £47.2million and then £12.8million in variables as Leeds become “weary” of waiting for developments at other clubs.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Sans shared that the Whites are now considering the offer as this saga could be about to come to an end.
“Leeds is considering an offer for Raphinha of 70 million euros (55 plus 15 in variables) and it is not from Barça,” he wrote.
“The English have grown weary of waiting.”
This is a huge amount of money for Leeds.
It would smash their current club record in terms of player sales and would allow them to go even bigger in the current transfer window to replace the Brazilian.
If raking in this kind of money could also put Andrea Radrizzani in a position to give Kalvin Phillips as much money as he wants to stay, it would be a huge benefit too.
Leeds are not in a position to be turning down this kind of cash, and although it will be devastating to see him leave and potentially play against us next season, it will be massive in other ways.
The Whites are already looking at others such as Club Brugge star Charles De Ketelaere [Fabrizio Romano], and that is someone who could make us all quickly forget about Raphinha.
Of course, he will be remembered fondly for his two years at Elland Road, but football is sadly a business at times, and this is one of those occasions where the club comes first.
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