Leeds United star Raphinha has moved to quell speculation surrounding his future, assuring that he is ‘really happy’ in west Yorkshire.
Brazilian wide-man Raphinha was of course one of a number of arrivals at Elland Road last summer, on the back of Leeds’ return to the top-flight of English football for the first time since 2004.
The 24-year-old linked up with the Whites from French outfit Stade Rennais, in a deal worth a rumoured £17 million.
And to say that he has since gone on to justify this fee would be putting it lightly.
Raphinha has proven one of the stars of the Premier League campaign to date, lighting up the English football landscape with a stellar combination of quick feet, eye for goal and a penchant for the spectacular.
The latter of these traits was on full display en route to the South American’s latest goal two weeks ago, when Raphinha rattled home a stunning free-kick vs Southampton:
🤯 Something special isn’t he? pic.twitter.com/8JwuWcclFo
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 24, 2021
‘Everything’s in place’
Amid such fine form, however, has come inevitable outside interest.
In turn, it came as little surprise when, during an interview with Sky Sports on Monday, the former Sporting man was drawn on his current mindset at Elland Road.
And Raphinha’s response is no doubt set to come as music to the ears of the Whites faithful, with the attacker having moved to quash speculation surrounding his future, in assuring that he is ‘really happy’ at the club:
‘The club, all the people who work here, the staff and the players have really helped me develop. I’m really grateful for this and always look to do my best for them all. This creates a bond with everybody here.’
‘I’m really happy here and feel I’ve adapted well. I think everything’s in place for us to achieve good results working together.’
‘We know that Leeds are a club who belong in the Premier League. We’ll be always looking to keep the club here. We’re also aware that we’re a promoted side that needs to adapt to the league like we’re doing now. Our initial objective is to stay in the top division.’
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