Leeds reportedly keen on Douglas Costa if Liverpool move for Raphinha

Leeds reportedly keen on Douglas Costa if Liverpool move for Raphinha

Liverpool linked with Leeds winger Raphinha

Raphinha joined Leeds United during the delayed summer window last year.

The Yorkshire outfit are believed to have paid Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais around £16m to bring the Brazilian to Elland Road.

And the former Sporting man has since gone on to enjoy a fine start to life with Leeds.

In 17 Premier League outings so far, the right-winger has been able to score four goals and provide four assists.

In turn, though, following his starring start to life at Elland Road, the Brazilian has been linked with a top Premier League club of late.

As per a report from Football Insider, Liverpool are keeping tabs on the 24-year-old.

Little more information is provided regarding a potential deal, though it is added that the Reds are assessing potential attacking options for next season ahead of the summer window.

Leeds linked with Douglas Costa as potential Raphinha replacement

Amid Liverpool’s links to Raphinha, meanwhile, a potential replacement for the former Rennes standout has already been touted.

As per Goal, citing Fichajes, Leeds will look to sign Douglas Costa if Liverpool make a move for Raphinha.

The winger is currently on loan at German powerhouse Bayern Munich from Juventus, where he has scored one goal and provided three assists in 21 outings this season.

When he returns to Italy in the summer, though, Costa will have just one year remaining on his current contract.

The Brazilian will also turn 31 later this year, so, rather than hand him a new deal, Juve could well look to move Costa on in the summer, to ensure that they secure some form of return for his services.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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