Manchester United are linked with multiple defenders, midfielders and attackers as Ten Hag needs to improve all the key areas for next season.
As far as the offense is concerned, Brazilian international, Raphinha, is linked with a move away from Leeds United and reports indicate that Man United have submitted an offer to sign him.
As per today’s print edition of Sport (news image provided below), Deco is consistently blocking moves from the PL clubs as he wants his client to move to Barcelona.
The Spanish news source mention that the Catalan club’s delicate financial situation is not allowing them to complete the deal. In such a scenario, Man United have made an offer for the 25-year-old winger.
It is stated that Leeds United are demanding a fee of £43million for their prized asset and the La Liga giants are not willing to pay that sum.
If reports in the UK are anything to go by then the asking price is way higher. As per The Mail, the Elland Road outfit have already rejected a bid worth £30million+ from the Gunners and they rate the Samba star at £65million.
Raphinha is one of the best players in the Whites squad and with top clubs interested in hiring his services, it would be hard for Barca to get any sort of a discount.
The 9-capped international featured in 35 games in the PL last season and scored 11 goals to ensure that Leeds will take part in the top flight of English football next season.
In the 2021-22 campaign, Man Utd’s top-scoring winger was Mason Greenwood, who has not played since January and his availability for next season is still a doubt. The 20-year-old scored just 6 goals.
On the other hand, big-money signing, Jadon Sancho, only found the net 5 times. Therefore, the wide attacking positions must be improved and a quality winger like Raphinha would be a top addition.