Leeds star Raphinha’s reported Marcelo Bielsa fall-out means huge summer West Ham transfer is a no-go

Leeds United attacker Raphinha is reportedly wanted by West Ham United in the summer transfer window.

Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the 25-year-old Leeds star to the London Stadium from Elland Road at the end of this season according to Mundo Deportivo.

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The Brazilian could cost as much as £60 million according to (Give me Sport).

West Ham desperately need to bolster our attacking ranks in the summer transfer window.

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Moyes has been known to convert wingers into central strikers before and it would be no surprise if that is what he has in mind for Raphinha.

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The Leeds ace’s £60 million price-tag will undoubtedly be a problem for West Ham though. And there is another potentially big issue as well…

Leeds star Raphinha joining West Ham this summer is unlikely

The 25-year-old winger is a hard man to manage.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Raphinha clashed with ex-Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa before the Argentine was sacked due to being asked to fulfil his defensive responsibilities.

David Moyes is well-known for rigorously scouting players before he signs them. Not only does the Scot run his eye over potential signings from a technical perspective but he also does his homework on their characters.

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The West Ham boss likes all of his attacking players to put in a defensive shift. ‘If you don’t run, you don’t play’ is Moyes’s mantra.

If the report about Raphinha and Bielsa having a bust-up is true, then the Hammers will surely go nowhere near the Leeds star.

His £60 million price-tags makes a summer transfer unlikely enough as it is.

And Raphinha and Bielsa exchanging words about his defensive responsibilities, or lack thereof, makes a move to West Ham from Leeds even more unlikely in the summer.

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