By Mark Smith

11th Feb, 2021 | 11:00am

Bruno Fernandes and Raphinha share Instagram messages over throwback

Leeds United winger Raphinha is quickly becoming one of the best players we have seen at Elland Road for many years.

The Brazilian left Champions League football with Rennes to move to the Whites and has been a real success story in the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta have to take great credit for his signature, as he seems to get better and better in each game.

As much as we hate to say it, Bruno Fernandes has also taken the Premier League by storm with Manchester United in the past year.

Fernandes and Raphinha were teammates together at Sporting Lisbon before their moves elsewhere, and have continued their friendship past their time in Portugal.

In an Instagram exchange on Wednesday, the attacking duo have shared videos showing them find the back of the net from behind the goal – impressive.

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“Take that,” Raphinha wrote.

If Raphinha can have anything near the impact that Fernandes has made in the Premier League, then Leeds are onto something more than special.

The winger has already scored four and assisted the same number of goals for the Whites, and has been involved in four goals in as many games recently – five if you include his shot before Patrick Bamford’s goal an assist on Monday.

Fernandes has been involved in 37 goals in as many games since arriving, and if Raphinha can get anywhere close to that, we’ll be delighted.

We wouldn’t swap Raphinha for anyone though, and he is going to continue proving himself as one of our best signings of the decade with ease.

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