Raphinha‘s agent has revealed that Liverpool are interested in the Leeds United attacker.
The 24-year-old, who received a call into the latest Brazil squad, has impressed for the Whites since arriving in October 2020, scoring nine times and registering nine assists in 38 appearances in all competitions.
Liverpool and Manchester United were both linked with the South American over the summer, and former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Deco, who represents Raphinha, has said that Jurgen Klopp‘s side are keeping tabs on him.
“There are certainly many clubs interested in him,” Deco told Globo. “Liverpool do like him and there were some approaches, but nothing official. Leeds wanted to keep him for another season.
“Raphinha is happy at Leeds, but there will certainly come a time when he wants to take a step up in his career and move forward. He has three years left on his contract, but there’s nothing in it that states how long he must stay for or that prevents transfers.
“Leeds are aware of that and will want to sell him for a big sum, while Raphinha will end up progressing in his career. He’s ambitious to play at a higher level, despite Leeds being in the Premier League, but it’s not the right time (to talk about that) and that’s not what he’s focused on. Things will take their course naturally.”
Raphinha has started the 2021-22 campaign in impressive form despite his side’s struggles, finding the back of the net on three occasions in seven Premier League appearances.