Manchester United submit transfer offer to sign Leeds United winger Raphinha
Manchester United have reportedly submitted an offer to sign Leeds United attacker Raphinha this summer.
According to Spanish publication Sport, the Reds, along with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have tabled an offer for the Brazilian.
While he prefers to move to Barcelona with personal terms agreed, it’s also understood that Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in securing his services.
Big money pursuit
The Red Devils were not attributed to having an interest in Raphinha until a few weeks back and now an offer for him is already on the table.
We all know about the player’s preference to move to Spain and play in the Camp Nou, but whether or not they are financially sound to price him away remains to be seen.
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Unlike Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha did not grow up to hate their Manchester rivals so if the right offer is made and they can give him the wages he’s looking for, a move there could be very much on the cards.
That said, they will not be able to offer him Champions League football like Liverpool, Chelsea or Spurs would and that could play a big factor.
It does not appear to be about the money for him, but to challenge for titles and of course, test his mettle against the world’s best players on the continental stage.
This is an ideal scenario for Leeds who could just see the interest in him increasing and hike his price as and when they feel fit to do so.