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Manchester United have reportedly joined Liverpool in the race to sign Leeds United winger Raphinha.
Raphinha, 24, joined Leeds United less than 12 months ago after a £ 16.72m change from the French Rennes side.
Since reaching the top flight in England, the highly rated winger has enjoyed a remarkable debut campaign.
After appearing in 18 Premier League matches and being directly involved in 9 goals, the Brazilian forward has cemented his place in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team plans.
With a perfect combination of technical skill and rhythm, Raphinha’s style of play has become a huge hit with fans.
The highly talented player, who has prior connections to United star Bruno Fernandes from his days as a player at Sporting Lisbon, has become a transfer target for Liverpool and the Red Devils.
According to a recent report by Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluigi Longari, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joined the race to sign the 24-year-old.
– Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) February 16, 2021
With Raphinha operating primarily on the right flank, the South American could prove to be the perfect alternative to number one target Jadon Sancho.
It is not yet known how much Leeds United would demand for their star attacker, however it would be fair to assume that, with Borussia Dortmund trading over £ 60m for Sancho, Raphinha could also be a cheaper option, according to Kicker (via of Sports witness).
United fans – Who do you prefer to sign, Raphinha or Sancho? – Let us know in the comments.