Raphinha addresses Leeds United future after Liverpool and Manchester United transfer link

Raphinha has been linked to Liverpool and Manchester United (Getty)

Raphinha says he is ‘happy’ and ‘settled’ at Leeds United after being linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester United.

The Brazilian midfielder has been one of Leeds’ standout players in the Premier League this season with five goals and five assists so far.

The 24-year-old was signed from Rennes last October in a deal worth around £17 million.

And his impressive performances have reportedly attracted interest from both Liverpool and United, who are looking to bolster their attacking options at the end of the season.

But Raphinha has given no indication that he is unhappy at Leeds.

‘I’m really happy and so satisfied to be a part of this club,’ he told the club’s official website.

‘And when I found that Leeds were interested for me and they wanted me and the way they accepted me, the way I was embraced, the way I was treated on arrival here means and I am really happy now.

‘Today, I’m really well settled in the city and the club. I thank everybody for their affection. They contributed to this.’

Raphinha has impressed for Leeds United this season (Getty)

Speaking last week, former West Ham, Manchester City and England midfielder Trevor Sinclair claims Raphinha would not look out of place in a side challenging for the Premier League title.

‘I’ve been so impressed by Raphinha,’ Sinclair told talkSPORT.

‘He’s been outstanding in that final third being able to create goals and score goals.

‘If you put Raphinha in one of the top sides, he wouldn’t look out of place.

‘I’m not saying Leeds aren’t a top side, they’re a newly promoted Premier League side.

‘But I think if you put him in a Manchester City or Manchester United or Liverpool side, he wouldn’t look out of place.

‘He’s got that much quality on the ball.’

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