'Dynamite', 'Step up from Dan James' - Many fans thrilled by player display with Leeds move near
Leeds United fans were left blown away by Raphinha’s performance for Rennes on Sunday in what could be his final appearance for the Ligue 1 club.
Raphinha, 23, scored a wonderful goal in the first half and assisted another from a corner as Rennes drew 2-2 with Reims
Reported Leeds target Raphinha starts and finishes a move for Rennes in style ✨ pic.twitter.com/8ihdSl87RG
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 4, 2020
Leeds fans had the chance to watch Raphinha in action on Sunday as Rennes’ Ligue 1 clash against Reims.
According to SportItalia journalist Gianluigi Longari, one of the conditions of Leeds’ deal to sign Raphinha was that he was allowed to play in that match.
It is a condition in the deal
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) October 4, 2020
And we’re glad he did and was able to get through it unscathed because we all got a glimpse of how good the former Sporting CP winger can be for us.
For his goal, Raphinha drove forward on the ball, played a lovely one-two on the edge of the penalty area and then tucked his shot away with aplomb.
Damien Da Silva scored for Rennes several minutes later, netting after a dangerous cross into the box by Raphinha from a corner-kick.
We’re not at all shocked to see the reaction of Leeds supporters who watched the match, with one saying that Raphinha “looks unreal”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Not watching Raphinha? He looks unreal
— Jack LUFC (@JackLUFC1919) October 4, 2020
Should be watching the Raphinha masterclass mate..
— Josh (@JoshHappy123) October 4, 2020
Raphinha looks dynamite. Playing right now.
— _MB92_ (@_MB92_) October 4, 2020
Raphinha is unreal wtf
— Sam (@deadhairlineee) October 4, 2020
Raphinha is a one man band
— Armo☀️🌙 🏆 (@Jordan_Armo) October 4, 2020
Raphinha looks unreal 😍😍 glad i watched this game.. Step up from Dan James and Gray links.. Hopefully this one happens 🙂 #LUFC
— ROSSii (@MrROSSii1990) October 4, 2020
omg raphinha get in my club
— tom (@tommylufc1) October 4, 2020
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have offered over £13million for this central midfielder.