Raphinha should stay at Leeds until after World Cup

23 Jun 2022 08:10 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Thursday 23rd June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Raphinha should stay at Leeds until after World Cup

talkSPORT pundit Scott Minto considers it will be in Raphinha's best interest to stay at Elland Road, at least until after the World Cup. The former Chelsea and West Ham defender believes the Brazilian ace could reach legendary status should he impress during the biggest competition in World Football this December and considers it a gamble to upset the flow, and move to pastures new this Summer. It's all very well Raphinha staying on until January, but how would this effect his price tag? He would have only 18 months left on his contract! According to Minto...

If I were him I’d be thinking absolutely short-term, I’d be thinking World Cup. I’d be thinking I can make myself an absolute legend in my Country so what’s the best place for me to be next season. If the Brazil boss says he can be in the team if he’s at Leeds, I’d stay. My initial thinking right now would be how do I get into that Brazil team and make myself a legend so where should I be next season, not in three, four, five.




Leeds braced for second Gunners bid

According to 'The Evening Standard', Arsenal are preparing a new and improved bid to tempt Raphinha away from Elland Road. The North London outfit are desperate to strengthen their attacking options, and see the Brazilian ace as an integral missing piece of their jigsaw.

They have just completed the £34m transfer of Fabio Viera; a 22yo Portuguese midfielder, with 54 senior appearances for Porto! Whilst he may have 21 caps at U21 level, Viera is yet to break into a very average Portuguese National team, yet Arsenal are reluctant to pay market value for a fully fledged Brazilian International who has been receiving raving man of the match reviews!

According to the Evening Standard, Mikel Arteta has given former Brazilian legend Edu (Arsenal's Technical Director), the green light to come up with (hopefully) a more sensible offer!





£3000 per person to follow LUFC home & away

It will cost Leeds fans just under £3000 to attend all 38 matches next season according to research done by gaming giants OLBG. Whilst an adult season is likely to set you back a modest £487 (only eight clubs are cheaper), increased train fare travel and the geographical destinations of the grounds, will make Leeds Utd the fourth most expensive club to support home and away in the Premier League next season.

Leeds’ average train cost per game next season has been calculated at £88.70 Only Newcastle United and Bournemouth are more expensive. Fans face seven trips to the Capital (Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Brentford and Fulham) whilst long journeys to Bournemouth, Southampton and Brighton also contribute to the £2,823.97 costings.




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Jaydog wrote on 23 Jun 2022 08:52 pm

faaip wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:40 pm quarter of a years wages ...
Eh. 12k a year. Who earns that now. Things hard up north

WhiteRose wrote on 23 Jun 2022 08:47 pm

Raphinha should sign a new contract with us with a buyout clause for say £60 million and stay for one more season - we get another season with a top class player and he gets the move he wants next season - maybe to Barca if they have sorted themselves out.

Kennyb41 wrote on 23 Jun 2022 06:27 pm

Soton have slapped a 75m price tag on 27yo JWP to warn off any potential buyers.

We should be doing the same on Raph,

faaip wrote on 23 Jun 2022 05:40 pm

quarter of a years wages ...

1964white wrote on 23 Jun 2022 05:08 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:10 am


£3000 per person to follow LUFC home & away

It will cost Leeds fans just under £3000 to attend all 38 matches next season according to research done by gaming giants OLBG. Whilst an adult season is likely to set you back a modest £487 (only eight clubs are cheaper), increased train fare travel and the geographical destinations of the grounds, will make Leeds Utd the fourth most expensive club to support home and away in the Premier League next season.

Leeds’ average train cost per game next season has been calculated at £88.70 Only Newcastle United and Bournemouth are more expensive. Fans face seven trips to the Capital (Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Brentford and Fulham) whilst long journeys to Bournemouth, Southampton and Brighton also contribute to the £2,823.97 costings.
It would cost me personally about £1,600 to watch all 38 games.