Leeds winger Raphinha insists he’s ‘really happy’ despite links to Liverpool and Manchester United

Leeds winger Raphinha has insisted he is happy at Elland Road despite transfer interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

The electrifying Brazilian has scored five goals in 20 Premier League appearances, impressing with his wand-like left foot, fearlessness and work rate.

Last month Sportsmail reported Jurgen Klopp’s title holders and Barcelona were eyeing up the 24-year-old after his strong performances.

Leeds winger Raphinha (left) has stated he is happy at the club despite widespread interest

The 24-year-old has impressively recorded five goals and five assists in 20 league games so far


But Raphinha, who signed from Rennes for £17million last October, paid tribute to the bond he has with his new club. 

He told Sky Sports: ‘The club, all the people who work here, the staff and the players have really helped me develop. I’m really grateful for this and always look to do my best for them all. This creates a bond with everybody here.

‘I’m really happy here and feel I’ve adapted well. Everything’s in place for us to achieve good results working together.

‘We know that Leeds are a club who belong in the Premier League. We’ll be always looking to keep the club here. 

Marcelo Bielsa (right) may have to ward off interest from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (left)

‘We’re also aware that we’re a promoted side that needs to adapt to the league like we’re doing now. Our initial objective is to stay in the top division.’

Marcelo Bielsa’s side travel to West Ham on Monday evening before renewing their historical rivalry with Chelsea on Saturday.

While the other two sides promoted from the Championship last season, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham, languish in the relegation zone, the Argentine has led his side to an impressive 11th place.


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