Leeds United fans have been anxiously refreshing Twitter and watching Sky Sports tonight, hoping the deal for Raphinha would be announced.

Twitter is a dangerous place to be on deadline day and there were lots of rumours swirling around about the winger.

There were also lots of insults from Rennes fans that alluded to fish and chips.

Leeds fans know all about deadline day drama after the deal for Dan James collapsed so dramatically in January 2019.

As it turns out, it looks like there was nothing to worry about tonight, although the deal for the Rennes winger is going right down to the wire.

As late as 9.46pm, Athletic journalist Phil Hay said that he was waiting for the white smoke, along with all the fans.

And a lot of fans were fearing the worst.

However, in a nod to that infamous tweet from 2014, Leeds United put out a post shortly after 10pm that fans will love.

And, with a contract and a pen, and – brilliantly – some fish and chips, it’s a huge hint that Raphinha will be announced imminently.

There’s not long to go until the deadline but if Raphinha doesn’t happen after this we’ll eat our hat.

UPDATE – It’s official!!

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Great window for Leeds

The deal for Raphinha wraps up a very busy window for Leeds, both for the first-team and for the Under-23s.

The deal for Raphinha, with an upfront fee of £17m, will bring the Leeds spending in this window to just under £100m.

And all but the most demanding fans have got to be happy with what the club has done.

Rodrigo and Robin Koch are already looking like very astute signings. Diego Llorente is waiting for his debut. And Raphinha means the attacking arsenal for Leeds is now very deep.

The Cuisance saga still remains a mystery but we’re not sure we’ll ever find out just what happened there.

  1. Helder Costa Wolves (£16m)
  2. Illan Meslier Lorient (£5m)
  3. Jack Harrison Manchester City (Loan)
  4. Joe Gelhardt Wigan (£1m)
  5. Cody Drameh Fulham (£800,000)
  6. Charlie Allen Linfield (undisclosed)
  7. Sam Greenwood Arsenal (undisclosed)
  8. Rodrigo Valencia (£26m)
  9. Robin Koch Freiburg (£13m)
  10. Crysencio Summerville Feyenoord (£1.3m)
  11. Diego Llorente Real Sociedad (£18m)
  12. Raphinha Rennes (£17m)

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