West Ham United are reportedly still eyeing a move to sign Leeds United attacker Raphinha in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb who claim that the Hammers could face competition from Barcelona for the 25-year-old Leeds ace’s signature in the summer.
West Ham actually tried to sign the Leeds star in the January transfer window according to a report from Sky Sports.
David Moyes obviously failed to bring Raphinha to the London Stadium though with the Whites allegedly demanding up to £60 million for the talented winger (Give Me Sport).
The South American ace is a truly elite player and if Moyes and the West Ham owners genuinely want to prise him away from Leeds, they will need to splash the cash. It seems like the Hammers are still very keen to bring Raphinha to East London from West Yorkshire…
West Ham eyeing summer transfer window swoop for Leeds ace Raphinha
Tuttomercatoweb reckon that the Hammers could be set for a battle with Barcelona for the Brazilian star’s signature this summer.
We believe that if it is at all possible, West Ham should be going all out to sign Raphinha, he is a truly exceptional talent. He is still only 25 as well!
Leeds signed the Brazilian from Rennes in October 2020 for around £17 million (BBC). And he has gone on to be a real hit at Elland Road.
Raphinha has bagged 16 goals and 12 assists in 63 games for the Whites and this season he has 10 goals and three assists to his name in 31 Premier League gams (Transfermarkt).
The Leeds ace possesses incredible technical ability, impressive pace and has an absolute wand of a left foot.
Raphinha’s teammate Illan Meslier described him as an ‘unbelievable player’ (Yorkshire Evening Post).
If the Whites want £60 million for the Brazilian then West Ham should just pay it. Raphinha would be more than worth that kind of fee over the next four or five years.
And if West Ham manage to bring the 25-year-old Leeds star to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window, we would be absolutely delighted.