Leeds United fans were left drooling over the display of winger Raphinha on Monday night as the Whites won 2-0 against Crystal Palace at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side moved up to 10th in the Premier League standings with a routine victory over the Eagles as Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford got themselves on the scoresheet.
Raphinha, 24, couldn’t add to his tally of four Premier League goals when Leeds took on Palace but the Brazilian attacker dazzled with his performance on the wing.
Since joining the Yorkshire club from Rennes in October, Raphinha has been nothing short of a revelation.
Every time he gets the ball, he makes you excited and that’s because every time he gets the ball, he looks up towards goal and tries to do something.
Whether that’s dribbling past a player, cutting inside, finding a forward pass or having a strike at goal. It’s almost guaranteed that Raphinha will do something forward-thinking whenever he’s in possession.
He was an absolute joy to watch against Palace and a lot of Leeds fans thought the same.
One claimed that Raphinha was “MOTM by a mile” while another supporter suggested every single United fan should be proud to have him at the club.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Raphinha motm by a mile but it was a great team performance well done lads 👏👏👏👏⚽⚽MOT alaw 1st win for 2021
— John cannon (@Johncan76690633) February 8, 2021
Raphinha best player on the pitch by a country mile
— Derek Williams🏆 Leeds Leeds Leeds (@djwpilgrim) February 9, 2021
I’m not saying Raphinha is the best player in the world, but I’m not saying he isn’t.
— Clarkieeeee (@ClarkieFpl) February 8, 2021
Raphinha😍 he is out of this world. We are very lucky to have this lad & every Leeds fan should feel incredibly proud to have him at our gr8 club… No player has got me this excited & that's a fact. Our 🇧🇷 wizard will only get beta & beta with Prem Experience, he's flying✈️
— 𝔸𝕞𝕪 𝕃𝕖𝕚𝕘𝕙 𝕄𝕆𝕋🤍7️⃣x World Champ (@SirHamilton44) February 8, 2021
We absolutely have to keep hold of Raphinha. He is world class. #lufc
— Liam Collins🏆 (@liamcollins97) February 8, 2021
Raphinha is just amazing isn’t he
— demondance (@demondance13) February 8, 2021
Raphinha wow 🔥👏⚽️
— Jamie Lewis (@jamlew94) February 8, 2021
I thought he was MOTM but raphinha wowed everyone so obviously the defence gets unnoticed
— Bielsa is God! (@princefeeley) February 9, 2021
Recent reports have, unsurprisingly, linked Raphinha with a move away from Elland Road.
Spanish news outlet Fichajes has reported that Liverpool are readying a big-money bid worth around £35million to sign the Brazilian winger in the summer.
It wouldn’t shock us if that happens because Raphinha has shown incredible capabilities so far in the Premier League but it would definitely take a bigger offer than that to turn our heads.
In other Leeds United news, Gabriel Agbonlahor has confirmed he’s deleted his Twitter account due to abuse.