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Leeds United target Raphinha grabs superb goal ahead of Elland Road switch

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Leeds United are expected to seal a move for Rennes star Raphinha in the coming hours.

The Brazilian landed in England last night following his side’s 2-2 draw with Reims, and is already undergoing a medical.

Securing a work permit for Raphinha isn’t expected to be a problem, and he could be ready to make his Leeds debut when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers after the international break.

The 23-year-old scored a well-worked goal yesterday and it appears he is more than ready to hit the ground running at Elland Road.

A deal worth £17 million plus add-ons has been agreed between Leeds and Rennes, and it could end up being a huge bargain.

Raphinha joined the Ligue 1 last summer, and he is leaving them with eight goals in 36 games.

They won’t forget the last one in a hurry, though, and he shouldn’t have any issue with replicating such brilliance at Leeds.

The Brazilian has needed experience having had spells in the Portuguese top-flight with Vitoria Guimaraes and Sporting Lisbon, and he could turn into a real star under the tutelage of Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

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Charlie is an accomplished journalist specialising in football, but with extensive interest across every and all sports, and their intersection with the betting industry. Previously published on leading brands such as 90min and Checkd Media, and formerly a first-class Sports Journalism graduate at UCFB Manchester.