Raphael Dias Belloli, better known as Rafina, was Leeds United’s best player last season. Raphinha will be a player to watch over the summer, with several teams showing interest in him. The player, valued at €40m on Transfermarkt, has a contract deal with Leeds United until June 2024 and a release clause, even if it is contingent on an extension of the agreement that has not yet been made, and it would be unlikely to come to fruition given that the Brazilian’s intentions are shifting from jumping to a more competitive club.
Several conditions came together because the technical direction of Barça interested Raphinha, the Brazilian national team, born in Porto Alegre 25 years ago (December 14, 1996). A close-up look at the Brazilian shows that every nuance of Raphinha’s play makes him the perfect player for a well-structured positional game and, by default, for a team like Barcelona. Brazilian movements, positioning and timing set an unreasonable standard.
As heavenly as it may seem, Barcelona is not the first and certainly not the last of the Brazilian fiances. In Restinga, the house of Belloli is famous for producing football talent. The Belloli live in a middle-class family and play football. The football elite usually appreciates future football stars. It is one of those needy Brazilian communities with citizens who have achieved success in life through sports.
Leeds striker Raphinha has scored nine goals and provided nine assists in the current season for Leeds and is becoming one of Leeds’ most important players, creating chances in the midfield this season. They will want to make a big sale, and the Leeds winger Raphinha will eventually grow in his career. Former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Deco, now Leeds Raphinha agent, has confirmed Liverpool’s interest in his client and has discussed a possible move. Having closely followed Raphinhas last season, Chelsea has shown interest recently and are ready to secure the Brazilian forward when the transfer window reopens. But they are currently facing a strict ban and cannot purchase or sell players.
Interest from English clubs is also rising after confirming Raphinha is fit and capable of performing at a high level in the Premier League. Another favourable circumstance is Raphinha’s agent Deco, who is back with the club as a spokesperson and scout. Of course, before analysing the Brazilian as an individual, we must first examine what Xavi claims from the flanks. The first is the football condition of Raphinha, the prototype of a player who is not in the squad.
Since he has been playing in England and is favourable to the conditions, he should probably think of joining an English club, though he has the potential to play in the top clubs in Europe.