Jose Enrique urges Liverpool to complete move for Leeds United sensation Raphinha
Raphinha has been a wonderful signing for Leeds United. Throughout 2020-21, he produced 15 goal involvements in 30 Premier League matches – following his deadline-day move for £17million. His form has not gone unnoticed, and Jose Enrique wants him to join Liverpool this summer.
Raphinha, 24, has become a fan favourite at Leeds following his instant form in a Whites shirt. The Brazilian has proved that it is a myth players need time to adapt when changing country. Trickery, flair, goals and assists, Raphinha is one of the most-exciting, new players in the Premier League.
The Mirror claim Raphinha is a target for Liverpool. He told UOL, the Brazilian stated that he knew about interest from the Reds: “It is difficult to define how I feel when I hear speculation about giant teams like Liverpool and Manchester United. I grew up watching Gerrard [among others]. I have a contract for another four years and I don’t even think about leaving here for exactly this reason: I am happy and making others happy.”
Whether Liverpool look to go after Raphinha remains to be seen. His comments will come as a huge relief to Leeds fans but more realistically, Raphinha has not had a decision to make yet. Ex-Liverpool defender Enrique has taken to Instagram, urging his old club to sign the wide man – as he is more affordable that Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe.
Leeds desperate to keep Raphinha away from Liverpool’s clutches, but Enrique right
Enrique is right to say that Raphinha will be cheaper than Mbappe or Haaland. Both are likely to be more expensive than £150million. Raphinha was bought by Leeds for £17million and after one season, he is some way off that kind of figure. But Leeds will hardly charge less than £50million.
Leeds will be desperate to keep him. He works hard as well as proving efficient in the final third, he is the image of the new Leeds. But every player has his price and if Liverpool look to make him their marquee signing, surely, he will end up going.
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