Patrick Bamford makes Raphinha prediction which Leeds United's fans will love

WHITES striker Patrick Bamford is sure Leeds United's fans will love Raphinha even more when they see him in the flesh.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 6:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 6:20 pm

United's supporters have now gone over one year without being able to cheer on their side from the stands due to the country's ongoing fight against coronavirus.

But around 9,000 Whites fans will be present for United's final game of the season at home to West Brom if the government's planned emergence from lockdown is successful and that will mean a first chance for the club's supporters to see this season's new signings including star Brazilian winger Raphinha.

Speaking on the Official Leeds United Podcast, Bamford was asked about the fact that fans had still not even seen the new players and in particular Raphinha and said: "He is the type of player as well - and I know people who are Leeds fans will come and pay to watch Leeds no matter who is playing - but he is the kind of player that people will pay just to go and see him because he just does things that excite the crowd.

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PUT IT THERE! Leeds United duo Raphinha, right, and Patrick Bamford, left, after Raphinha's free-kick scored in last month's 3-0 win at home to Southampton. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

"It might be a flat game and he is the kind of player that can just all of a sudden raise the atmosphere with one thing that he does.

"I think Leeds fans will love him when they see him in the flesh, I'm just interested to see what song they give him. I don't know if they have created one."

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