After missing out on the Jadon Sancho deal last year, Manchester United will be desperate to sign the Leeds star in the summer.
Manchester United have often been criticized about their attacking prowess when it comes to big games, with their dismal record against the big six clubs, evidence for the same. Ole’s men have lacked a cutting edge when it comes to the final third, with the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood not being consistent enough to make the Red Devils, serious title contenders.
The Red Devils missed out on the signing of Jadon Sancho last year, as the club could not negotiate a suitable transfer fee with Borussia Dortmund. However, the lack of creativity from the wide areas has been a major issue for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 20-time league winners will look forward to addressing this issue in the summer period, which will be on top of their priority list.
Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of the Leeds star, Raphinha as reported by UOL. The Brazilian star has garnished a lot of praise for his incredible skills and play-making abilities. Raphinha has scored five goals and assisted another five in his 21 Premier League appearances this season. Predominantly being a left-winger, the 24 year-old can also slot in on the right side, if required.
The report from UOL adds that Raphinha’s agent, former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder, Deco is set to have a meeting with Leeds director, Victor Orta in March regarding the Brazilian’s future. It is also known that Raphinha has a good relationship with Bruno Fernandes, as they both played for Sporting Lisbon in the 2018-19 season before making a switch to England.
The presence of Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United makes this deal even more likely, given that he could convince the winger to sign for the Red Devils. Raphinha is still very young and is in the nascent stages of his career, so an investment in the summer could turn out to be a winning deal for United.