By Mark Smith

1st Jan, 2021 | 3:40pm

'Outstanding' - Sky Sports pundit blown away by impact of 'Excellent' Leeds 24-year-old

Clinton Morrison has singled out Leeds United winger Raphinha as an unsung hero in the Premier League this season.

The Sky Sports pundit has showered praise on the Brazilian for his performances, and his work ethic defensively.

Arriving from Rennes for only £17million, the winger has been superb, already scoring twice against Everton and West Brom.

Speaking on EPL Today on YouTube, Morrison singled out the Brazilian as one of the Whites’ standout stars this season.

“You know who’s come in and made a big difference? Raphinha.

“He scored the last goal against West Brom, he’s been outstanding. He had to bide his time as well because they were playing Costa out there and Harrison – he’s come in and he’s been excellent.

“The work he does to cover back because wingers don’t like to track back, he tracks back and does his work.

Morrison is spot on to praise Raphinha.

The South American got his rewards against West Brom, cutting in and finding the top corner with delight at the Hawthorns.

This is a player who could have played Champions League with Rennes, but instead, Victor Orta managed to bring him to Elland Road, that must be applauded.

Only Patrick Bamford has attempted more shots on goal per game according to WhoScored, and his influence is huge at Elland Road.

We’re backing the winger to make a big impact against Spurs on Saturday, and he will be key to our chances of three points again.

In other Leeds United news, Adrian Durham hails transformation of this Whites player

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