Chelsea get in the way of Liverpool, ready to take over the cannon of Leeds

28 Dec 2021 | 07:49 | Football

After impressive performances, the Brazilian star has been targeted by two top Premier League clubs.
Liverpool this season is having a good record in both the Champions League and the Premier League, and obviously, the first must belong to Mohamed Salah – who has contributed a total of 22 goals and 9 assists on all fronts. Along with Salah, Diogo Jota is also booming, but Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are not having an impressive season.

Therefore, the media confirms that coach Jurgen Klopp is intending to upgrade the attack, with the top target being Raphinha – a star on the payroll of Leeds United. Recently, coach Marcelo Bielsa’s army has declined miserably due to an injury storm, but Raphinha is still booming with 5 goals and 1 assist in the last 8 appearances.

With his outstanding talent, it is obvious that the Brazilian star has attracted the attention of many other clubs, not just Liverpool. Recently, BBC Sport, citing Sport Italia, said that Chelsea is ready to compete with The Kop in the race for the signature of the 25-year-old striker.

In the context of Christian Pulisic or Hakim Ziyech both playing less convincingly, it is understandable that coach Thomas Tuchel wants to recruit a quality winger. Currently, Raphinha is valued at around 40 million euros by Transfermarkt, but with the contract between the two parties still valid until 2024, it is highly likely that Leeds will demand a larger figure.