The 24-year-old has featured for Brazil over the global break and his representative, previous Chelsea and Barcelona playmaker Deco, has affirmed that the Reds enquired about the winger throughout the late spring move window.
In spite of the fact that Raphinha eventually waited at Elland Road, he harbors desires "to play at a more significant level," having joined Leeds last year from Rennes for £17 million, proceeding to pile up six objectives and nine aids 30 first class appearances.
"Raphinha turned into a significant player in the Premier League, the club realizes he has developed and things will happen normally," Deco said, by means of Globo Esporte.
"He is youthful, he has many difficulties ahead, there are absolutely a few clubs that like him, and Liverpool do like him, there were approaches, however not much.
Raphinha partook in a solid first season in the Premier League
Raphinha partook in a solid first season in the Premier League(Pool by means of REUTERS)
"Leeds needed to save him for another season," the Portuguese affirmed.
"Raphinha has a market, and Leeds have exclusive standards, it was never a venture in a rush.
"He has desires to play at a more significant level in spite of Leeds being in the Premier League.
"In any case, this isn't the time and his concentration, things will happen normally," Deco expressed.
"He has a three-year contract, however it's not the agreement that characterizes the length of stay or forestalls an exchange.
"Leeds know, they'll need to make a significant deal, and Raphinha will wind up filling in his vocation.
With Jurgen Klopp 's celebrated forward line all turning 30 by the beginning of next season, his club are planning for another time in assault.
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The interest could likewise come from the Anfield changing area, with Brazil partners Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho all encountering Raphinha's characteristics very close after he won initial two covers for the public group for the week before.
Furthermore, the last Liverpool man needs him to join the Merseyside club, as of late uncovering, as cited by Brazilian outlet UOL : "Since he [Raphinha] showed up in the Premier League he has had awesome exhibitions and features.
"For Liverpool, I was trusting that would occur. Yet, eventually, he remained with Leeds," Fabinho clarified.
"He's Leeds' best player today. At whatever point we play against them, we know he's the player who can cause the most risk.
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