Danny Murphy believes Manchester United’s languishing wide forward, Raphinha, will be waiting for a bigger club than Arsenal to come calling during the summer transfer window, as he told talkSPORT on Monday morning. Arsenal icon Paul Merson has given Leeds United winger Raphinha his blessing in the pursuit of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, with links with Arsenal continuing.
Arsenal formally expressed their interest in Leeds United winger Raphinha, making an initial offer, the Athletic reported earlier in the week. Several clubs are interested in signing Leeds United winger Raphinha, but Arsenal is now considered a firm favourite to land him this summer. Leeds United winger Raphinha’s contributions this term have been a massive boost for Leeds United and their hopes of staying in the Premier League, with Brazilian legend Rivaldo backing Raphinha to secure a move elsewhere, be it his former club Barcelona or somewhere else.
Leeds United winger Raphinha has been a joy to watch during his time in the Premier League, and it would not be a surprise at all to see him making a move up to a bigger club this summer. Tottenham Hotspur believes Leeds United winger Raphinha is set for a bigger club than Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. Fabrizio Romano, the famously respected journalist, has reported on Twitter that Arsenal is set to have talks with Leeds over Leeds United winger Raphinha over a move within the next few days. In other news from Leeds United, Fabrizio Romano has shared whether the sensational defensive midfielder has agreed on terms to move to Elland Road to become Leeds United’s fourth summer signing.
City manager Pep Guardiola has agreed with terms for Leeds signing Calvin Phillips for EUR 50m. At the same time, Man United are reported to be closing in on a EUR 80m move for Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong, potentially leaving the door open for Liverpool to land Borussia Dortmund Jude Bellingham next summer. Arsenal has their eye on Sterling in the coming transfer move of the summer market; it was reported that they had rejected a bid of PS50m.
Raphinha’s departure will enrage Leeds supporters if the fee is £50 million. Manchester City is likely to sign Kalvin Phillips from the Whites. While he has the backing of the majority of his fans, there is widespread dissatisfaction with the possible fee. Some believe Phillips should fetch far more than the initial £42 million asking price. And Victor Orta has been blasted for some of the business he has done in terms of moving players on. Many people would be outraged if Raphinha was sold for £50 million instead of £65 million.