'Extremely talented' - Leeds United winger Raphinha is showered with praise by Graeme Souness

The Brazilian has turned lots of heads since arriving at Elland Road last season.

Monday, 30th August 2021, 4:45 pm

Raphinha has scored seven since landing in Leeds in October 2020 and, with nine assists to his name, he has set up more goals than any other player in the squad.

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At just 24 years old, Raphinha shows enormous potential and his performances show far makes the £17m Leeds paid for him look like very smart business indeed.

But one pundit warned that the winger might not stick around for too long during Sky Sport's coverage of the Whites' visit to Burnley.

“I like him a lot,” said Graeme Souness.

“Anyone who dribbles gets you on the edge of your seat. He can do that, and he can deliver, AND he can score goals."

Raphinha battles for the ball against Everton

"Our football, as we know, is different to everyone else’s," the former Liverpool star said. "And he’s handled it easily."

"I think this boy’s extremely talented. He’s quick and he understands the game."

"It’s alright having people who can dribble, and get you on the edge of your seat, but he delivers in every sense.“

“I think this time next year, another big season from him, and some of the big guys will be sniffing.”

Graeme Souness

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Raphinha in action against Burnley.