Newcastle join the long queue of clubs wanting to sign Raphinha, with Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain also in the race for the Leeds United ace.
According to Fichajes, Newcastle United have entered the chase to sign Raphinha. Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly in the race for the Leeds United attacker.
Raphinha is becoming one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League as several clubs eye the Brazilian ahead of the upcoming transfer windows. With Leeds United struggling for form, the winger turned up against Crystal Palace on Tuesday to slot home a second-half stoppage-time penalty to hand Marcelo Bielsa’s side the three points.
The Brazil international has been one of Leeds’ most consistent performers since joining the team back in 2020. The winger has been attracting interest from Liverpool for a while now, as manager Jurgen Klopp eyes a quality, long-term option for his attacking line.
Raphinha has shown he has plenty to offer and holds a high ceiling in terms of his development. The 25-year-old might feel the time is right to switch sides, although a January move might be hard to envisage under current circumstances. Leeds are treading outside the relegation zone, and Bielsa will certainly be counting on his best players to help their survival bid. Hence, the Argentine will not be happy if the club sanction a move for Raphinha in the winter.
Paris Saint-Germain have also shown interest recently, although the 24-year-old Brazilian international might prefer to stay put in the Premier League to further his career.
Newcastle United are the latest team to show an interest, although the Magpies might want him in January to improve their fortunes in the short term. The Tynesiders can certainly pay a high price for their targets and will not hesitate to meet Leeds United’s fee demands for Raphinha, which will certainly be huge.
Newcastle find themselves in a tricky position heading into the January window. They might have all the money in the world, but their bottom league position may not tempt players into joining them under current circumstances.
Moreover, if results continue to elude them, Newcastle might find themselves in a position where a return to safety might be impossible even before the January window opens. Yet, they feel bringing in quality players might turn the tide in their favour and believe they will avoid relegation at the end of the season.
It’s hard to see Newcastle’s move for Raphinha ahead of the January window bearing fruit, as the Brazilian might continue with Leeds until the end of the season and join a bigger club in the summer.