Leeds United have snuck one of many last transfers by the window earlier than it slams shut, with the arrival of Rennes winger Raphinha for a reported price of $19 million (plus add-ons).
The 23-year-old Brazilian arrives at Elland Street after only one season in Ligue 1, the place he amassed 5 objectives and three assists for final season’s third-place finishers and UEFA Champions League qualifiers. He has signed a four-year contract set to run by the summer time of 2024.
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Raphinha was born in Brazil and moved to Portuguese facet Vitoria Guimaraes on the age of 19. From there, he joined Sporting CP two years later earlier than making the transfer to Rennes simply final summer time.
So far as transfers go, this represents a reasonably substantial gamble for Leeds United, although the newly promoted membership has accomplished nicely to completely scout and determine gamers who finest go well with their wants in latest seasons. A lot of their first-team squad would have been neglected by greater golf equipment earlier than realizing their potential at Leeds.