Leeds United's £17m star's transfer odds offered amid links to Man Utd and Liverpool

The summer transfer window is still months away, but that hasn't stopped the bookmakers speculating over the deals that could go through at the end of the season, and bets are now being taken on the potential exit of one of Leeds United's key players.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 11:50 am

Following recent speculation linking the Whites' £17m summer signing Raphinha with a move away from Elland Road, bookmakers SkyBet have priced up the likes of Liverpool (9/2), Manchester United (12/1) and Chelsea (16/1) to lure away the 24-year-old ace.

It is worth noting that while the bookmakers aren't offering a 'to stay at Leeds' option, the lengthy odds offered on the aforementioned sides suggest the current likelihood of the ex-Rennes sensation leaving is viewed as slim to say the least.

Furthermore, given that the player is still in the first year of a four-year contract with the Whites, Leeds' asking price would most likely fend off interest from any potential summer suitors.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Raphinha of Leeds United celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Leeds United at Goodison Park on November 28, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa has been full of praise for the Brazilian ace after an impressive debut season in the Premier League, branding him a "complete player" after a dazzling run of form that has seen him score four goals and make five assists in the 2020/21 campaign so far.

"He's a player with physical, technical and mental resources which have allowed him to compete and has good physical attributes for his position," Bielsa contended. "He's quick and he can sustain that over a long distance."

"Raphinha is also a winger who can dribble and knows when to attack the space in behind".