Raphinha Next Club Odds: Arsenal and Barcelona Lead The Race
The transfer window is up and running and is shaping up to be an exciting one ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. A couple of big deals have been announced while a host of others look set to drag on till the latter stages of the window. Our focus will be on a player that has generated much transfer buzz of late.
Raphinha Next Club Odds
Leeds star Raphinha has been one of the most talked-about names in the transfer window and is attracting interest from a host of top European sides.
The Brazilian international joined the Whites from Rennes in 2020 for a fee of £17million. He has been a standout player for Leeds in that time, spanning 67 total appearances over the past two seasons.
Raphinha was Leeds’ top goal scorer in the 2021/22 campaign, directly contributing to 14 goals in 36 appearances. His exploits played a big role for his side as they narrowly escaped relegation, with the Brazilian bagging a goal on the final day of the season.
Over the past few weeks, fellow Premier League sides Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with the Brazilian but the player reportedly has his heart set on a move to Barcelona. The La Liga giants were strongly tipped to sign the player in the January window but financial requirements put such a move under major doubt.
Several prices have been quoted so far but it is believed that an offer in excess of £50m will tempt Leeds to sell their prized asset. The player has two years left on his current contract and the Whites must sell now or risk the player running down the length of his contract and leaving for free.
Raphinha has not openly spoken about leaving the club but has been vocal about playing in the Champions League. However it may be, Leeds may struggle to keep the Brazilian beyond this window and he could yet be playing for another club in the 2022/23 season.
Raphinha Next Club Odds
- Raphinha to Barcelona Odds: 3.00
- Raphinha to Arsenal Odds: 5.00
- Raphinha to Tottenham Odds: 19.00
- Raphinha to Liverpool Odds: 15.00
- Raphinha to Man Utd Odds: 19.00
Raphinha to Barcelona Odds
Barcelona are the favourites to sign Raphinha but the bookies might be too generous in retrospect. The Catalans were poised to sign the Brazilian this summer but financial difficulties have made it difficult to imagine if such a move can go through.
Given that Barcelona are in a rather delicate financial situation, it might be difficult to see them pay out £50m for one player. Regardless, they are the best-priced side to sign the 25-year-old at 3.00 odds. However, Barcelona have something that might work in their favour.
The player’s agent, Deco, was a familiar figure during his time playing for Barcelona and reportedly still maintains a good relationship with the club. In fact, Spanish outlets have claimed that Deco has rejected several offers so far and is still in search of a plan that can see the player complete a dream move to Camp Nou.
Despite what the odds are saying, the chances of Raphinha joining Barcelona are rather slim, especially as Leeds want the payment for the player at one go and not in instalments.
Raphinha to Barcelona Odds: 3.00
Raphinha to Arsenal Odds
Arsenal are the next best favourites to sign Raphinha, with the Gunners priced at 5.00 odds to seal a move for the forward. Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his options ahead of next season and is in search of quality depth, especially with Arsenal now back in Europe.
Boasting the ability to beat players with pace and also play on either flank, Raphinha will suit in well with Arsenal’s style of play under Mikel Arteta
Like Barcelona though, it is unlikely Arsenal spend that much on one player and any move for Raphinha will hinge on selling fringe player Nicolas Pepe first.
Raphinha to Arsenal Odds: 5.00
Raphinha to Tottenham Odds
Having returned to playing Champions League football, Antonio Conte is in search of proper additions to improve his squad. Spurs are in search of a backup forward for Harry Kane, with Everton’s Richarlison identified as the man to suit that role.
However, Raphina is Tottenham’s backup plan if they can’t sign Richarlison and the bookies have them priced at 5.00 odds. Those odds might be worth a punt, given that they have a £350m transfer kitty and are in a much better financial situation than most of the clubs in the chase for Raphinha.
Raphinha to Tottenham Odds: 19.00
Raphinha to Liverpool Odds
Sadio Mane is set to leave Liverpool this summer and Mohamed Salah has one year left on his contract. Though the Reds have signed Darwin Nunez, there might be a need for another forward addition regardless.
As per several sources, Liverpool have submitted a £60m bid for Raphinha but those reports are to be taken with a pinch of salt, especially after how much they paid Benfica for Nunez.
Liverpool have been urged to sell Salah as well and sign Raphina with the proceeds but the odds of that happening are slim, with bookies offering 15.00 odds for the Brazilian to seal a big move to Anfield.
Raphinha to Liverpool Odds: 15.00
All odds quoted are the best odds available as at 12:00 on June 16th 2022. Odds may now differ.