The Leeds United squad looks set to be taken apart this summer.
The Whites stayed on their feet last season and it’s fair to say they owe a lot to their two star players – Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.
Indeed, the United duo were pivotal in Leeds’ Premier League survival last season and after another outstanding season for Raphinha and Phillips there was interest from some elite clubs.
Phillips is allegedly now en route to Manchester City after a deal has been agreed while Raphinha is being courted by both Arsenal and Tottenham.
While the two north London clubs are looking to sign Raphinha, Fabrizio Romano reports that Leeds are even firmer on their £65million asking price after agreeing to sell Phillips.
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Arsenal and Tottenham are both still working on Raphinha. Barcelona, no new offer so far. No one has yet reached an agreement with Leeds, demanding a £65m fee, which is stronger in the wake of the Kalvin deal. 🚨🇧🇷 #LUFC
The next week can be decisive. Chelsea have also called Leeds but Sterling is the top priority.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 24, 2022
Romano says Leeds are very firm on Raphinha now and this is exactly the approach they should take.
The Whites cannot afford to go into next season with a weaker squad, having narrowly avoided relegation this time around, and if Phillips and Raphinha leave they may struggle to replace them.
Of course, their task would be a lot easier if they were paid big bucks and at £65m it’s fair to say United could well find a competent replacement for the Brazilian.
Leeds may let Phillips go for a relatively modest fee, but it seems they won’t sell Raphinha for a penny less than they think he’s worth.
In other news, Newcastle are ready to bid for a “outstanding” star the club know they love Howe
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/06/25/after-kalvin-deal-journalist-has-an-update-on-raphinha-after-leeds-agree-to-sell-phillips/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=after-kalvin-deal-journalist-has-an-update-on-raphinha-after-leeds-agree-to-sell-phillips The journalist has an update on Raphinha after Leeds agreed to sell Phillips