Raphinha has already told Arsenal what they must offer to sign him

Leeds United's Raphinha applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on May 15, 2022 in Leeds, United Kingdom.


Leeds star Raphinha says playing time will be key in deciding his next club, amid links with Arsenal.

The Brazilian is expected to leave Elland Road this summer after another fine season, with Leeds reportedly holding out for around £50million for their star player.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been credited with interest and, last week, Raphinha addressed his future.

"I have a contract with Leeds until 2024, my future is in the hands of [agent] Deco and Leeds," he said.

"I have my mind set on the national team, on the game and also on my vacations. I have a contract with Leeds and this issue is resolved by my agent, when there is something, he will tell me."

Raphinha did note, however, that he will be taking into account how many minutes he will get with a World Cup just five months away and the competition for places in the Brazil squad very competitive.

"Knowing that there are less than six months left for the World Cup, you have to be active in the clubs," he continued.

"That weighs on the decision, but I am confident in my potential. Whether it is to stay or go, I am going to give my best, find my space and try to be good for the World Cup."

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