Jermaine Beckford lavishes praise on ‘phenomenal’ Leeds star Raphinha
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Jermaine Beckford lavishes praise on 'phenomenal' Leeds star Raphinha

Former Leeds United striker, Jermaine Beckford, was full of praise for Whites winger Raphinha last night, following another fine display at Fulham.

The Brazilian star got himself another goal and it proved to be the winner for Leeds, who picked up a vital three points at Craven Cottage.

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And speaking on Sky Sports following the game, Beckford gave a glowing reference about Raphinha, despite admitting he was frustrated he didn’t take another good chance in the second half.

“He’s so exciting. He’s electric and very lively, as Patrick Bamford said,” Beckford said.

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“I love the confidence he plays with. He plays with no restrictions. I can’t fault the guy, I think he’s brilliant. I’m just buzzing he’s wearing the white shirt of Leeds United.”

Raphinha has struck up a fine relationship with Bamford, which was on display as the striker played in the winger for the goal.

The likes of Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be watching him. It remains to be seen if Leeds will be able to keep hold of Raphinha, although they’ll demand an enormous fee if they are to sell up.

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When you talk about impactful summer signings, then you don’t have to look much further than the Leeds man.

Raphinha has been nothing short of phenomenal for the Whites. His pace, trickery and crucially, his end product, have given the Whites a completely different level of class.

He’ll be tough to keep hold of but Victor Orta is no mug and will fight tooth and nail to keep his man.

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