Leeds United appear to be looking to add the icing to what is looking a very impressive cake in the final hours of the transfer window, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting that the Whites are in talks to sign Raphinha.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have seemingly enjoyed a very good summer. The likes of Robin Koch and Rodrigo Moreno have already contributed in the Premier League. Meanwhile, they also have Diego Llorente waiting in the wings.
Nevertheless, it appears that they are not done yet. The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that discussions regarding a move for the Rennes winger are underway.
It remains to be seen if a deal can be done in time. But plenty of Leeds fans have made sure to catch a glimpse of the Brazilian on Sunday as he featured in Rennes’s Ligue 1 clash with Reims.
And Whites supporters are hoping that Raphinha’s superb performance proves to be the perfect way for the 23-year-old to say goodbye.
He scored the home side’s equaliser after they had gone behind after 11 minutes. Raphinha – who had produced a stunning bicycle kick from the edge of the box early on – scored off the back of a wonderful run.
And it was his corner that led to Rennes going in front in a game that would ultimately finish 2-2.
And after watching his performance, many Leeds fans expressed their hope on social media that the club would be able to get a deal across the line.
Here is how some of the supporters reacted to his display amid the links with an Elland Road switch…
Raphinha looks unreal 😍😍 glad i watched this game.. Step up from Dan James and Gray links.. Hopefully this one happens :) #LUFC
— ROSSii (@MrROSSii1990) October 4, 2020
omg raphinha get in my club
— tom (@tommylufc1) October 4, 2020
I have to say, #raphinha looks like an absolute baller! 👀
— Mark Hollings (@markydh) October 4, 2020
I’m sold on Raphinha, get it done. #LUFC
— Josh (@JoshHappy123) October 4, 2020
seen enough of Raphinha now get him signed #lufc
— Micky Padge (@mickipadgett) October 4, 2020
Raphinha looks every bit the #lufc player in this game. Pacey, direct & linking up well with teammates.
— David Kevin Williams (@DaveKWilliams) October 4, 2020
Raphinha looks absolutely mint 😳#lufc
— Oliver Medd (@OliverMedd7) October 4, 2020
Raphinha looks class
— Macca (@BenMcBride_18) October 4, 2020