The winger was a surprise signing for Leeds last summer but gradually evolved into one of the side’s most potent attackers under the tutelage of boss Marcelo Bielsa.
Raphinha’s form for Leeds this season saw him earn his first call up for his country Brazil and he won his second international cap on Sunday in a 0-0 draw against Colombia.
The winger is leading the scoring charts for Leeds in the Premier League with three goals and has had a dream start to his career as part of the Selecao, which has raised his stock even further.
Victoria Firth x urged Leeds supremo Andrea Radrizzani to tie down Raphinha with a new contract as soon as possible as he is deserving of an improved deal.
However, Ollie Mulkeen is less optimistic about Leeds’ prospects of holding on to Raphinha for a long time and thinks he will not sign a new deal at the club and look for an exit next summer.
Kev Cressey has admitted he is scared about the possibility of Raphinha leaving Leeds in January for Newcastle United, on the back of them being financially rejuvenated with the arrival of new owners.
Tommy also feels Raphinha is almost certain to leave Elland Road and stressed the need to bring in a potential replacement soon, so that he can adjust to Bielsa’s style of play by the time the Brazilian leaves.
Aidan meanwhile insists that any Leeds fans thinking Raphinha will stay at Leeds beyond the current campaign are delusional.
MH_DHC though is sure Leeds will get a quality fee if they sell the Brazilian, and stressed they need to use that money wisely.
Alfie Hairland expressed his disbelief that Raphinha, with his performances for Brazil, is not at all trending on Twitter, with Lionel Messi hogging all the headlines.
— Victoria Firth x (@MissVJFxx) October 11, 2021
He’s not going to sign, no chance. Unfortunately he will be gone in the summer.
— Ollie Mulkeen (@OllieTrumpet) October 11, 2021
Pissing my pants now , all the Geordies think raphinia Gona sign fr them after Christmas ! #lufc
— kev cressey (@KevCressey) October 11, 2021
Given that we’ll almost certainly have to sell Raphinha, it makes sense to get a potential replacement in so he’s not having to learn Bielsaball next season. To me this is sensible. #lufc
— 𝕋𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕪 (@tommy_lufc) October 11, 2021
If you don’t think this is his last season with us, you are absolutely delusional https://t.co/Xou2lcGAls
— Aidan ❹❹ (@aidleo7) October 11, 2021
We’ll get a quality fee for him, but we have to spend it well
— 🤙🏻🔥 (@MH_DNC) October 11, 2021
Can’t believe rafa hasn’t trended at all over the weekend but messi’s 80th goal for Argentina trends now at number 19. Well done everyone. 🤫 #LUFC
— Alfie Hairland (@alfiesteam) October 11, 2021