Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Rennes winger Raphinha.
The Whites have agreed a £17million fee plus add-ons for the Brazilian, who is currently undergoing his medical in England.
Raphinha scored once and delivered an assist on Sunday for the French club, before jetting into Leeds after his final game for Rennes.
With the deal for Raphinha seemingly all-but-done, could Victor Orta and Leeds switch their attentions to bringing in another player on deadline day?
Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross has shared in a Q&A recently, that he doesn’t expect much business after that deal is completed.
“We’re told it will just be one through the door at Elland Road today barring any late progress with other targets,” he wrote.
“There are another 11 days to do business with EFL clubs, so would not role out an eight or a 10 coming in from the Championship if they’re good enough.”
Midfielder hunt gone cold?
Leeds have always wanted another winger and a central midfielder if possible during this window, and they nearly had both.
Raphinha will add much-needed depth out-wide, and Michael Cuisance of Bayern Munich was on the verge of making it the perfect window last week.
The Frenchman saw his move collapse after failing his medical, and it appears that Leeds have made a winger their priority over midfield at this time.
BILD have claimed that the Whites could make a last-ditch move for Mainz midfielder Jean-Paul Boetius.
If that doesn’t happen, we could see Leeds enter the market for a Championship player – both Said Benrahma and Todd Cantwell being mentioned as other options.
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