Tottenham Hotspur are in the market for a forward to strengthen their attack for next season and one of the names linked to the north London club over the last few weeks is Leeds United’s Raphinha.
Raphinha is seeing various clubs in the Premier League interested in him, but one team not in the mix but should be, according to Stan Collymore, is Liverpool. The Reds’ former star says that the Brazilian should snub the interested clubs for Liverpool for one reason, to be managed by Jurgen Klopp.
Furthermore, Collymore adds that bringing in the 25-year-old would be a perfect replacement for Mohamed Salah, who is in a contract talks with the Premier League club as he has one year left on his deal.
“My message to Liverpool is, ‘Go on, get in there and get him, and future proof for the prospect of Salah leaving in a year. If Jurgen Klopp can show the boy how to play with more tactical discipline, the Reds will have one hell of a potential threat down the left or right with a promise of goals if he stays high up the pitch rather than drifting,” Collymore said told The Mirror.
“I look at Chelsea and think they are all right for that kind of player; they have good players left and right. People will say that if you can hone his talent and skills, he can give you the same ‘Wow!’ factor, or at least a similar one, to Eden Hazard, even though they’re different players.”
Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, and Barcelona are clubs reportedly in the mix for the Brazilian this summer. This past season, Raphinha appeared in 36 fixtures, where they scored 11 goals and recorded three assists for Leeds United.
Is Collymore drunk? Liverpool not interested, so he should… snub others and hold out for Liverpool. On what planet does that make even the slightest bit of sense? It’s so dumb it’s actually funny.
You are suggesting that the price quoted in the media is correct. Ignore every valuation you see in the media. Phillips was cheaper than quoted in the media. Pope was for Newcastle. Botman was. Also, why would Raphinha’s value go up, this has never happened? Players have their value and that is that. If we sold Kane for £115m we wouldn’t suddenly want £20m over the value for Son.
I would suggest that a bigger wage goes a long way to appeasing players who are rotated and Raphinha would be rotated, not benched. At Spurs he would be on more than Leeds.
If you think that Moura is the answer please let me know the question. He is not good enough, his numbers scream this. Imagine having Kulu or Raphinha start and having to sub the other on. That sort of replacement brings success. It is called strength in depth. Up until Kulu arrived we were abysmal on the right. He cannot do this alone. Relying on Bergwijn and Moura is too long of a wait.
When you are winning it becomes at little easier to digest. Why would Mahrez who had just won a title with Leicester go sit on the bench at City. There is a projection for winning, we have a projection for building a team to compete. Therefore you get what you need and Rapahina is not what we need. As a team. Son, Sessengnon, Perisic, Gil and Davies to a lesser extent cover the left side. Apart from Gil, the rest will be on the opening Roster. The right side, maybe, he will again sit behind Kulu and fight Moura for minutes, I will take it, but at $65M not so fast. Jesus has a better CV and went for 45M. And if the report is true his value went up because Phillips is on his way to City. Make no sense to me for a player that want out. So how did we get to his original value without this latest development. Tell me evaluation are accurate as a blindman throwing darts.
One minute there is a complaint that our squad is as thin as 1980s school loo paper when it comes to quality, then there is no starting place for players like Raphinha. Do we need Raphinha, well did City need Grealish? I would rather have him rather than lose him to a potential rival.
I know we need to prioritise our FB/WB and CB positions but Raphinha can play on either wing or as a 10. He has been successful in the EPL and works hard, therefore he is not much of a risk. Consequently, I do not think we should ever discount a player like Raphinha.
We need to offload a fair few in our squad, but would he make us better. I think he would.
352 or 343 system. Where is he going to play any significant minutes or we can stock pile them like City and Liverpool. Why sell Bergwjin who is in the same pickle. Thst seems like throwing away 40M we need to sign Richarlison. But am not that smart.