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Curtains for West Ham as David Ornstein claims Arsenal ramp up efforts to sign 'unplayable' £60 million attacker

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Curtains for West Ham as David Ornstein claims Arsenal ramp up efforts to sign 'unplayable' £60 million attacker

West Ham United now almost certainly look set to miss out on Leeds attacker Raphinha with Arsenal ramping up their efforts to sign him.

David Ornstein has shared how Arsenal are set to intensify their efforts to sign the Leeds star next week, when writing a column for The Athletic.

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‘The Oracle’ Ornstein also claims that the Gunners now lead the race to sign the talented Brazilian attacker.

That’s obviously a big blow for West Ham boss David Moyes who wants to bring the Leeds star to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window according to 90 Min.

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Raphinha is a truly exceptional talent and at the age of 25, he’s undoubtedly ready to blow up and become an elite player on the world stage.

Leeds are allegedly demanding around £60 million from any club that wants to sign the South American (90 Min). So it will clearly take a huge bid on order to prise him away from Elland Road.

And it seems as though the Gunners could be ready to do just that…

Arsenal ready to ramp up efforts to sign Leeds attacker

David Ornstein has reported for The Athletic that the Gunners are now in pole position to beat West Ham to the signing of Raphinha.

What an incredible signing the 25-year-old Leeds ace will be for whichever club wins the race for his signature.

He has been described as ‘unplayable’ by BBC football journalist Adam Pope.

The 25-year-old has racked up 17 goals and 12 assists in 67 games for the Whites and last season, he bagged 11 goals and three assists in 35 Premier League gams (Transfermarkt).

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The Leeds ace possesses incredible technical ability, impressive pace and has an absolute wand of a left foot.

If there is any chance whatsoever of West Ham signing Raphinha from Leeds in the summer transfer window we just have to get it done.

The Brazilian would undoubtedly take the Hammers’ attacking play to a whole new level entirely.

It seems as though Arsenal are in prime position to sign the Brazilian attacker this summer though.

And if the Gunners win the race for Raphinha’s signature, it will very much be their gain and West Ham’s loss.

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