Leeds United have had an excellent return to life in the Premier League. So far, Marcelo Bielsa’s side find themselves sat in 11th place in the table following their 2-1 victory over Fulham on Friday night.
He said: “I think Raphinha, because of the fact he was only £16m – I say only, it’s still a lot of money – but from Rennes, I don’t think people were expecting him to hit 10 goal involvements [in his] first season and have the impact he has had.
“And he just already looks ready-made for a Champions League side – no offence to Leeds – but they’ll do well to hold on to him this summer.”
Do you think Raphinha will leave this summer?
TIF Thoughts on Thomlinson’s comments…
Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with a summer swoop for the Brazilian (via The Sun), which could certainly make for an interesting battle with Leeds ‘desperate’ to keep hold of their star.