One player that the Whites were able to bring to Elland Road that has proved to have been an inspired piece of business from the club is Raphinha.
Signed back in September 2020 from French club Stade Rennes in a deal worth £17m, the winger has gone on to make himself a crucial figure for the team.
With 61 appearances under his belt across all competitions, the Brazilian has found the net 16 times and delivered 12 assists.
In what has undeniably been a difficult season for the Whites, Raphinha has shown what a standout player he is by racking up more goal contributions in the league than any other Leeds player.
The 25-year-old has earned himself an overall WhoScored rating of 7.06, making him the highest-rated outfield player in Jesse Marsch’s squad.
To further highlight how much of an attacking dynamo he is, no other Leeds player has been able to match the number of shots on target (19), shot-creating actions (106) or successful dribbles (138) than Raphinha.
In comparison to the rest of the players in the Premier League, the Leeds star has had more shots on target than Manchester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva – prior to this weekend’s round of fixtures.
In terms of his dribbling, only Allan Saint-Maximin and Emmanuel Dennis have completed more.
Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that Leeds and Victor Orta hit the jackpot when they secured their deal for the winger.
Moving forward, with the summer transfer window on the horizon, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see many top clubs across Europe looking to sign the Brazil international, meaning that Leeds could have a challenge on their hands keeping hold of him.