Liverpool set to make approach for 24-year-old technically gifted midfielder

Liverpool have been touted with holding an interest in Leeds United attacker Raphinha at various points this season.

The Brazilian star has made a big impact on the Premier League having arrived under the radar from the French top-flight Ligue 1 side Rennes for £17m last year.

Jurgen Klopp will almost surely be looking to bolster his attacking ranks ahead of the 2021/22 season and Liverpool Echo journalist Ian Doyle, as quoted by Anfield Watch, thinks the 24-year-old winger could be one of those targets.

Raphinha has netted six and registered six assists in 26 league matches this season. The skilful South American has certainly been catching the eye during his debut season in England.

There is certainly an abundance of out-of-favour players in the Liverpool squad that could sweeten any possible deal.

The likes of Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Harry Wilson would all be considered as candidates to head to the Elland Road outfit, were the Merseyside outfit to pursue a cash plus player type deal.

Valued at £22.5 million, Leeds United would likely demand at least double the sum paid for the player and it remains to be seen if a future amount would put the Anfield board off.