Mateusz Klich has said that there’s a new sheriff at Thorp Arch and the man currently tearing up Leeds United training sessions is Raphinha.
The summer signing has been doing the business on the pitch as well, with four goals and three assists in the last 10 games.
He could have had much more.
Talking in a fan Q&A on the Soccer Bible Instagram page on Thursday, Klich was asked who was the “Best Leeds player in training”?
Klich said, “Until this summer it was me but it’s changed, it’s Raphinha now officially.
“He’s unbelievable, he’s a great player and I hope we can play with him a long time as we’ll win games.”
Fan favourite for a reason
Klich said what all Leeds fans are thinking – we hope we can keep hold of Raphinha for a long time.
There have already been rumours linking him to other Premier League sides and that noise is only going to get louder if he keeps playing at the level he is at the moment.
He scored in the 3-0 win against Southampton but he should have had another two assists, and you can say the same thing about the Wolves game.
At £17m, he’s undoubtedly one of the best signings of any Premier League side last summer and Leeds won’t be selling him unless there’s a silly offer made.
Even then, we’d hope Leeds would want to hold onto their best player as they look to target a top-half place and possibly European football.
Raphinha already looks Champions League level.
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