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Exclusive: Norris believes Leeds United’s Raphinha could be worth close to £100m

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Norris believes that the could be looking for up to £100m for Raphinha if he carries on performing well.

The Whites signed Raphinha from Rennes for around £17m plus add-ons according to BBC Sport and the 24-year-old had a good start to life in England last season as he scored eight goals and assisted a further eleven in all competitions.

Despite a tough start for Leeds this campaign, in his opening seven matches in the Premier League, Raphinha has scored three goals.

Norris believes that if Raphinha carries on performing like he has done for Leeds, then the could command a big fee for him should there be interest from other clubs, telling This is Futbol: “Yeah they’ve got the security there to demand a big fee.

“I’ve had these chats before. It’s hard because where you’d value players these days in general, you’ve got four or five players that have just blown the market apart and you’ve gone well if he’s paying that for him, he’s got to be worth this and it’s just made a mockery of trying to predict who’s worth what now.

“I mean with most of the players doing well in you’re now talking fifty, sixty plus, up towards a hundred, one twenty and if he carries on the way he is, he’s going to be closer towards hundred million I guess because he’s only going to go then to a top, top team from Leeds if he carries on. So I’d expect it to be seventies, eighties and then depending on how well he carries on doing, they can ask then for up towards that hundred.”

During the summer Leeds brought in five new players to the football with Dan James, Jack Harrison, Junior Firpo, Lewis Bate and Kristoffer Klaesson all putting pen to paper on deals at Elland Road.

After a terrific season last campaign where Leeds finished in the top ten of the Premier League, everyone connected with the will be hoping that all the new signings and players already there can gel, and Leeds can have another successful year in the Premier League. 

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