'Oh my lord', 'Oh wow': Some Leeds fans react to what's been spotted about star in club training video
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on something they spotted concerning Raphinha and his shirt number as the club posted a video showing some of the team back in training.
Following Raphinha’s arrival for £17 million last year, the Brazilian took on the number 18 shirt.
Interestingly, in the first pre-season video Leeds posted, the winger can still be seen with that number on his training kit.
However, much appears to have changed since then.
Leeds announced the news that Gjanni Alioski has left. And with that, the number 10 shirt has been vacated ahead of the Whites’ second season back in the Premier League.
But it appears that it may have already been taken.
In the latest video posted on Tuesday, Raphinha appears to be wearing the number 10 on his training gear. And that did not escape the attention of many of the Leeds fans on social media.
Of course, squad numbers do not necessarily mean a great deal. But it is a delight to many that he may be the one to take Alioski’s shirt.
If nothing else, it makes it slightly harder to imagine Raphinha leaving. He would surely not go to the trouble of taking a new number if was off later on in the window.
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For many, he is the perfect player for the shirt. And they have expressed their excitement to see the Brazilian dancing past opponents with potentially such an iconic number on his back.
Here is how some of the fans have reacted to the clip…
— ₁₀ (@aIfielufc) July 6, 2021
— Morten G (@MortenG2) July 6, 2021
— wakey77 (@leewakey77) July 6, 2021
Oh my lord😍 https://t.co/04Mh1lLKbs
— Isaac👨🏻💻 (@isaacmartin484) July 6, 2021
was wondering who was going to get that number 10, was thinking it was going to be a new signing but I’m glad it’s raph 💙💛 https://t.co/fiHWsqBCec
— Owen Cartwright (@owen49798054) July 6, 2021
— Shivam Sharma (@shivamsharma_01) July 6, 2021
Raphinha number 10 he’s about to tear this league apart
— Sam Bird 🏴 (@SamBirdyy) July 6, 2021
Could Raphinha be the best ever South American footballer to wear the number 10.. 👀
— 𝙅𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙤 (@Jacko__LUFC) July 6, 2021
— • (@jamesxlufc) July 6, 2021
Raphinha wearing no. 10 next season pleases me FAR more than it should 😍
— Martyn (@MartynBurn) July 6, 2021
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