RAPHINHA: Is his future at Elland Road?
Raphinha has been a revelation since joining Leeds United, but fans are concerned he may not be here for long.
The 24-year-old has had a fantastic start to life at Elland Road after signing for £17million in the summer.
His excellent performances for Leeds have been attracting attention from clubs across Europe.
Teams including Liverpool and Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in signing the winger.
Raphinha is happy at Elland Road
Earlier this week, the Brazilian spoke to LUTV and said he is really happy at Leeds.
"I am really happy to be here in Leeds, being a part of this institution, it’s a real pleasure.
"I’m really enjoying the city, despite not being able to discover that much of it.
"I’ve been embraced by all the players, the coaching staff, everybody here at the club, the fans as well."
? "I'm really happy and so satisfied to be a part of this club. I thank everyone for their affection" pic.twitter.com/SgDsX1mHKI
— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 5, 2021
Not leaving Leeds?
It doesn't necessarily mean he'll stay, although it does seem more likely.
Plenty of players have expressed their happiness before moving on.
Even a new contract would only mean Leeds get more transfer money.
However, with the pandemic impact on club finances across world football, the chances of big-money deals are low.
And Leeds would want big money to let go of one of their star assets.
Watch the channel on TV