Man United are interested in signing Leeds winger Raphinha this summer.
Indeed, you do read that correctly. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking at a Leeds United player as a potential transfer target.
Sure, this has happened before, look at Alan Smith who’d join the Red Devils as Leeds United were relegated. However, it’s fair to say the deal didn’t go down too well, on both sides I’ll add, at the time.
The Baby Faced Assassin has now identified another Leeds player as a potential transfer target; Raphinha.
That’s according to journalist Gianluigi Longari, who broke the news via his social media page just yesterday. Apparently, United are ‘interested’ in signing the 24-year-old who has 5 goals and 6 assists in the Premier League this season.
Understandably, Leeds United want to keep ahold of the in-form Brazilian, with Liverpool also keen on adding Raphinha to their playing squad.
Check out Gianluigi Longari’s tweet on the situation here:
It goes without saying, there’s not one club in the world who Leeds would rather not sell a player to than Manchester United. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
United have every right to be interested in Raphinha, though. He’s a stunning footballer who is playing at a supremely high level right now.
The difference in situation between a Raphinha move and the aforementioned Smith one, though is remarkable. Back then, Leeds had no choice but to sell to the highest bidder as they were desperate for the cash. Right now, they’re a team that’s moving in the right direction who don’t really need the money.
I don’t see Leeds parting with Raphinha at all but if they do, there’s no way they’d sanction a move to United.
This one seems like an absolute non-starter and I’d be majorly surprised if this deal has any chance at actually happening.