Raphinha's key demand to commit to new Leeds contract revealed


An insight into the demands of Leeds United star Raphinha amid ongoing contract negotiations with the club has been provided on Monday.

The subject of wide-man Raphinha's future has of course long proven something of a concern in west Yorkshire.

This comes with the Brazilian's ever-impressive form beginning to attract admiring glances across not only the English football landscape, but Europe as a whole.

Raphinha's haul of nine goals and three assists across a Premier League campaign which has seen Leeds for long periods forced to stave off relegation is understood to have piqued the attentions of Barcelona, Manchester United and more.

And now, as alluded to above, a fresh insight has been forthcoming into not only those keen on his services, but also the chances of the 25-year-old staying put at Elland Road.

As per a report from Bruno Andrade of Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte, Raphinha has laid out one key condition to the Leeds hierarchy amid discussions over a new contract with the club, asking to have his buyout clause reduced.

Evidently, the explosive attacker views the £70 million fee in his current contract - due to expire in the summer of 2024 - as excessive, and therefore a potential hindrance in future hopes of sealing a move to one of the continent's heavyweights.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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