Mercato: a Premier League nugget says no to Liverpool, and yes to Real Madrid or Barcelona


Liverpool could miss the arrival of Leeds United star Raphinha this summer after the winger was announced as a starter for La Liga, where he could join Real Madrid or Barcelona. The 25-year-old has been in imperial form for the Yorkshire club this season.

According to the express, Brazilian international Raphinha could give up Liverpool to join FC Barcelona or Real Madrid. The ‘Whites’ became the player’s third club in as many seasons after a 12-month stint in France followed by a year at Sporting Lisbon. The Brazilian, who already has 5 caps, adapted smoothly to life in England and scored six goals and provided nine assists in his first season at Leeds. This season he has been even more effective in front of goal and has already found the net eight times in 21 appearances.

Raphinha has proven to be a threat to the Premier League’s top defenses and has been tipped to leave Leeds and join Liverpool. But former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson thinks his compatriot would do better in Spain, and confirms that Leeds will have great difficulty retaining him. « It’s going to be very difficult for Leeds United to keep Raphinha, » Kleberson said. “A few months ago a lot of people thought he was a good player, but he wasn’t rated very well. However, after scoring for the Brazilian national team and establishing himself as Leeds’ best player, people are now talking about him. »

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