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Simon Jordan: If Arsenal offer £50m I’d want £70m

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Leeds have to demand a huge sum of money for Raphinha according to Simon Jordan on TalkSport via twitter.

Arsenal have entered the race to sign the talented Brazilian from Leeds and former Crystal Palace chairman and regular on the radio talk show has made it clear on what Leeds should hope to achieve from the deal.

“If Arsenal want to buy him then they have got to pay top, top money!”

This will come as music to the Whites fans ears who are now preparing for life without the winger.  It is imperative that they maximise the income that could be generated from the sale of Raphinha, and although most Leeds fans would love him to stay, it is clear that he is an elite player and should be challenging for titles and in European competitions.

Leeds can’t offer him that at the moment and maybe in the future he could return with a buy back option included in any transfer, but as it stands, it looks like he wants to pursue his career elsewhere.  His dream move was always Barcelona, but with their money problems it is more likely he will be moving somewhere else.

Raphinha must be getting frustrated by now, like most Leeds fans who want a concrete answer to what is going on. This needs to be resolved sooner rather than later so they can prepare the squad for the upcoming campaign.  With only six weeks away from the Premier League kicking off, the Yorkshire club will want to have all the signings in place and a full pre season for Jesse Marsch to prepare.  

It is hoped that any money generated would be recycled into the playing staff, and Leeds will have to move quickly to replace their star winger.

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