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Leeds United: Raphinha’s market value has rocketed since Elland Road move

Leeds United have shown that they are perfectly able to splash the cash in the transfer market since getting promoted to the Premier League.

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.

Having scored 10 goals and provided three assists, his overall performances have also highlighted what a talent he is.

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.

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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.

With those attacking statistics in mind, it’s easy to see why Joe Cole dubbed the 25-year-old both a “proper talent” and a “real technician” earlier this season.

Back in October 2020, Transfermarkt had the attacker’s market value listed at £16.2m, whereas it now stands at a massive £40.5m, showing a significant increase of 150%.

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.

Will Raphinha be at Leeds next season?

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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.

AND in other news: Orta had a Leeds disasterclass on “outrageous” £50m dynamo, he’s better than Rodrigo

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