Tottenham should spend ‘a lot of money’ on Leeds star – Sherwood

Jason Soutar
Tottenham-linked winger Raphinha during a match

Leeds United winger Raphinha is worth spending “a lot of money” on, according to former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood.

The Brazilian signed for Leeds from French outfit Rennes ahead of their return to the Premier League in 2020.

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Since this move, Raphinha has been a breakout star in the top flight as he has shone for the West Yorkshire side.

West Ham United attempted to sign Raphinha in January for around £50m. He has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona.

The Leeds star has scored nine Premier League goals this season as the Whites sit 16th in the table, four points above the relegation zone.

Whether or not Jesse Marsch’s side avoid relegation this season, Leeds will expect a barrage of bids to come in for the 25-year-old in the summer transfer window.

And ex-Tottenham player and manager, Sherwood, has urged his former club to make the “low-risk signing” of Raphinha.

He told the Analysis Show (via HITC): “Very difficult [for Leeds] to keep him. I’m not exaggerating to say he could play anywhere in the Premier League. There is not a team he wouldn’t fit. It depends how regularly he wants to play, and Leeds’ ambition.

“He is only going to be a lot of money to buy, but it is worth it. He has shown that he can play in the Premier League, a low-risk signing. I’d like to have him at Tottenham, I think he’d be a great player at Tottenham.”

Elsewhere, Tottenham have reportedly pulled out of the running to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie after learning his contract demands.

Ivorian midfielder Kessie is out of contract in the summer and has been consistently linked with a move to Spurs.

Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb are reporting that Spurs ‘immediately pulled out’ when they learned of the figures Kessie was demanding.

Spurs are thought to be in the market to strengthen their midfield options after letting Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli all depart.