Leeds United and Raphina camps at impasse over potential move
Leeds United and star winger Raphinha are in a deadlock regarding the player’s future, according to a report published by GOAL.
The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move away from the club in the ongoing transfer window.
As per the report, Leeds and the players’ camp are stuck about where the winger would go despite having been linked heavily with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona.
Leeds management wants the player to push towards moving to Stamford Bridge after agreeing to a deal with the league rivals whereas the player agent Deco is more inclined towards taking the player to Camp Nou.
It is said that both parties are being careful to not let anything go too public regarding the matter, but hours later, it emerged that Barcelona had finally agreed to pay the £60million asking price [90min].
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Regardless of what the conclusion is, we know for a fact that Leeds will be losing a player of immense quality. Raphinha without a doubt is one of the reasons why the Whites are still in the Premier League.
In the recently concluded season at Elland Road, the Brazil winger scored 11 goals and provided three assists in the Premier League. That is enough to show how important he was to the Whites despite their poor campaign [Transfermarkt].
Considering his pace and incredible trickery, the winger can play on either side of the wing and can toy with any fullback in the world.
For the player himself, the decision to join a new club will be a tricky one as it will have a serious impact on his chances of playing in the World Cup later this year where he is competing with the likes of Neymar, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli for the winger spot.
It looks as though this impasse will lead him to his dream Nou Camp move afterall.