Report: Leeds have already offered Raphinha new contract
Leeds have already offered Raphinha a new contract in the hope that they can convince the Brazilian to now stay at Elland Road, according to a report from The Times.
Leeds fans are now coming to terms with the slight possibility that Raphinha could now stick around. Heading into the final day of the Premier League season, it appeared that Jesse Marsch’s side were probably getting relegated.
However, Leeds won at Brentford. And with Burnley losing, safety was secured. Of course, one of the images that will live long in the memory of the supporters is Raphinha being amongst them celebrating after the full-time whistle.
There is talk of a potential move to Barcelona. In fact, reports on Tuesday claimed that Barca felt that they could land him for little more than £21 million. Had Leeds been relegated, a release clause for that figure would have become active.
But unsurprisingly, it appears that the Whites have no interest in selling Raphinha for such a small figure. The Times reports that Leeds actually value him at £50 million.
And they have not given up hope of holding onto the 25-year-old. The report claims that they have already put a new contract on the table. Obviously, Raphinha would have the chance to secure an improvement on his current terms.
Leeds have offered Raphinha a new contract
Leeds fans remain realistic about the likelihood of Raphinha staying. Along with Kalvin Phillips, he is the player most likely to attract big-money bids this summer.
Supporters may still not allow themselves to imagine Raphinha still being a Leeds player next season. But it would be massive for the Whites if they could get one more year out of their talisman.