Impressed Graeme Souness makes prediction about Leeds United winger Raphinha

GRAEME Souness believes the hard working Raphinha will prove a strong signing for Leeds United and feels the winger has already got to grips with the English game.

Sunday, 29th November 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Sunday, 29th November 2020, 11:54 am

Summer recruit Raphinha bagged his first goal for the Whites in Saturday's Premier League clash at Everton to ensure Marcelo Bielsa's side left with a 1-0 victory.

The £17m acquisition from Rennes was making only his second start in English football and his all round game left former Liverpool star and now Sky Sports pundit Souness highly impressed.

"He's a flair player but works his socks off," said Souness.

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EYE FOR GOAL: Leeds United winger Raphinha celebrates his strike in Saturday's 1-0 triumph at Everton. Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images.

"There's lots to like about him because apart from having ability he works really hard when they don't have the ball.

"I don't think Bielsa would entertain it any other way.

"I like him. We talk about players coming to our football, players like him, flair players, where they need a bit of time to settle into our game.

"He looks to have got it right away so I think he will be a really good signing for Leeds."

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