Liverpool reportedly ‘lead the race’ for £22.5m attacker compared to Angel Di Maria

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Liverpool reportedly lead the race for Leeds United’s Raphinha ahead of the opening of the summer window, according to TuttoMercatoWeb journalist Gianluigi Longari.

The Reds have been linked with the Brazilian star (valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt) for several months, with Jurgen Klopp said to be keen on adding to his forward line.

The poor performances of Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mane at times last term have highlighted the need for a new face to at least add some rotational opportunities for the German.

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Given that the former Rennes star’s contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2024, we at the EOTK would have to cast some doubt over the potential signing happening.

Though we imagine the 24-year-old – whose playing style has been previously compared to Angel Di Maria – would fit in reasonably well at the club, we can’t see Liverpool spending much over the £40m mark for a new forward, which could rule out Raphinha.

We do remain tentatively linked to more financially reasonable targets, including RB Salzburg’s Patson Daka who played a tremendous season in Austria, finishing with 27 league goals.

After observing a lack of clinical edge from our famous front-three, we’d imagine Klopp to have identified the need for another ruthless finisher in his squad.

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  1. Clubs worth 3 billion and we have to be financially responsible to save these owners bottom line

  2. Click bait that will rumble on all summer. Ain’t happening. Leeds will never let him go and he is happy there. And why would a club on the up, playing beautiful football, want to let him go? It’s not like they need the money anymore. Move on to more realistic targets because there is nothing to see here

  3. Liverpool need to sign Raphinha or Neto for Wolves and look for stracker who call RAFA MIR in laliga at Huerca but to me if ask me Which players Liverpool need to sign I will tell u that Rafa Mir and Raphinha

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