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Leeds United contemplate swoop for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha forward of Premier League return


Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is a switch goal for Leeds United as they try to remain within the Premier League following final season’s promotion.

The Brazil worldwide by no means absolutely earned a spot within the first-team in Catalonia and spent final season on mortgage at Celta Vigo, his second non permanent spell there.

Rafinha in action for Barcelona

Rafinha in motion for Barcelona

The Whites, in accordance with reviews in Spain, are contemplating a swoop for the participant, whose brother Thiago is needed by Liverpool and Manchester United.

Each events are nonetheless barely aside of their valuation of the participant with Barcelona wanting £14.3million for him.

Rafinha may be very eager to attempt his luck within the Premier League and believes the fashion of play within the Premier League matches his traits.

Leeds do face competitors for the 27-year-old with Celta Vigo eager, though on the present valuation they can not afford him.

Rafinha during his spell with Celta Vigo last season

Rafinha throughout his spell with Celta Vigo final season

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The English facet consider there could also be wriggle room on the payment.

However after signing Spain striker Rodrigo for a club-record £26m payment and touchdown Robin Koch for round £13m Barcelona know there may be cash to be spent.

In the meantime, ex-Leeds star Micky Grey has tipped the membership as a shock bundle for the 2020/21 season.

“Effectively, what I’d say to you proper now off the highest of my head is – with out even pondering – is there may be one [Champions League] place left,” he informed Sports activities Bar co-host Adam Catterall.

“Liverpool, City and Chelsea… after which there may be one left.

Bielsa will forever be etched into Leeds folklore after steering them back into the top-flight

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Bielsa will ceaselessly be etched into Leeds folklore after steering them again into the top-flight

“Arsenal have strengthened; they regarded actually, actually good towards Liverpool [in the Community Shield] and received the FA Cup the place the performed very properly towards Chelsea.

“Now, they don’t seem to be going away, and I’ve mentioned within the final couple of reveals that Arsenal are chasing down that high 4.

“Tottenham are getting stronger, I don’t if they’re getting sturdy sufficient. Everton are going to be knocking on the door, I don’t suppose they’re ok to complete within the high 4.

“And you then’re going to have the likes of Wolves, Leicester City and a few others.

“Be careful for Leeds United, I swear. They’ll be the shock bundle.”


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