Real Madrid interested in signing Leeds United winger Raphina



Real Madrid interested in signing Leeds United winger Raphina

Real Madrid interested in signing Leeds United winger Raphina

17 February 2022  Authorbet365baji

Real Madrid has been watching Leeds United winger Raphina's performances and may be interested in signing the Brazilian.

Raphina's performances for Leeds United have piqued the interest of several Europe's elite clubs. Real Madrid may enter the competition to sign the Lilywhites' outstanding player. However, they are likely to face competition for the 25-year-signature old's from several Premier League clubs.

Raphina joined Leeds United for £17 million from Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais in 2020. The winger had a solid first season with Marcelo Bielsa's team, scoring six goals and assisting on nine occasions in 30 league matches.

Raphina has been one of Leeds' bright spots in what has otherwise been a dismal 2021-22 campaign. The team is presently ranked 15th in the Premier League standings. In 22 league games for the club, the Brazilian, on the other hand, has scored nine goals and contributed two assists.

Leeds' contract with the 25-year-old is slated to expire in 2024, which could prompt the club to consider selling him this summer. Otherwise, they risk losing one of their greatest players for a discount price in 2023, when his contract would expire after only 12 months.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid is preparing for the possible exit of several periphery players this summer. Los Blancos' contracts with Gareth Bale and Isco are set to expire at the end of the season.

The pair have been relegated to supporting roles at the Santiago Bernabeu and are unlikely to be handed contract extensions soon. Former Chelsea player Eden Hazard is also a target for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Since his £100 million moves to the Spanish city in 2019, the Belgian has been plagued by ailments and poor form. Hazard's return to Stamford Bridge has been heavily touted this summer.

Real Madrid will be looking to replace the players mentioned above to offer Ancelotti high-quality attacking options.