This comes after Deco recently made a guest appearance on the latest episode of the LUFCFANZONE podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning his client.
On the subject of his future and whether or not he could move on from Leeds during the upcoming summer transfer window, Deco had this to say on the matter. (28.00)
He said: “We never know but it’s not time to think about that. It’s time to play football. I believe this team can reach something important this season.
“I know that this is normal that there’s a lot of speculation about transfers and everything, but I believe that there’s a time for that, this is not the time, the time is work, the time is to play.
“We never know but I think it’s too early to talk about.”
Leeds signed Raphinha back in October from French club Stade Rennais in a deal worth a reported fee of £16.72 million.
Since arriving at the club, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £16.2 million, has made 21 appearances for Leeds in which he has managed to score five goals and provide five assists along the way, prior to their upcoming Premier League clash against West Ham United on Monday night. (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Deco’s comments on Raphinha and his future…
Given how Raphinha is currently Leeds’ highest-rated player for his performances in the Premier League this campaign with a current season rating of 7.14/10, this shows that he has settled in rather well at the club since his arrival and imposed himself as an integral part of the team.
Do you think Raphinha will stay at Leeds beyond this season?
Taking into account Deco’s comments, it would make sense for Raphinha and Leeds to end this season as strongly as possible before thinking about the winger’s future.
However, with fellow Premier League side Liverpool reportedly interested in signing the Brazilian, Leeds could well have a challenge on their hands to keep hold of him if he continues to impress.