Leeds United winger Raphinha is reportedly open to moving to fierce rivals Manchester United this summer instead of Barcelona.
The 25-year-old was key to Leeds’ Premier League survival, having scored 11 goals and contributed three assists in 35 league appearances.
His eye-catching performances have alerted a number of top European sides, including Barcelona.
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Blaugrana has been in talks with his agent for a few months.
However, journalist Gianluigi Longari (per Football. London) reports that Manchester United has also joined the race for the Brazilian, with a £64 million fee being touted
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United boss Erik ten Hag is on the lookout for attacking reinforcements with a potential room for improvement on the wings.
According to the Express, Raphinha may be keener on a move to Manchester United than heading to Barcelona this summer.
This is reportedly due to a potential reunion with his former teammate Bruno Fernandes, who he played with during their time together at Sporting CP.
The 25-year-old sees Fernandes as a brother and the two share a great relationship with one another.
Raphinha would have been available for just £25 million had Leeds been relegated from the Premier League
However, Jesse Marsch’s side’s incredible 2-1 final day win over preserved their Premier League status.
Hence, this clause in his contract wouldn’t come into play and the clubs will have to pay much more for his services.