Supporters of Leeds United have flocked to a social media post which was shared on Twitter regarding Brazilian attacker Raphinha.
During the summer transfer window, the Whites sealed the arrival of the attacker from Stade Rennais for a £16.72m fee (per Transfermarkt).
On Monday, it was the player’s birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, Marcelo Bielsa’s outfit shared a post on Twitter (per Leeds United).
The tweet simply read: ‘Happy birthday Raphinha!‘ and shared footage of the goal which was scored by the right-winger against Everton earlier this season.
After the tweet was shared to supporters, lots of them flocked to it to air their reactions.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say about the club’s post on Raphinha?
?? Happy birthday Raphinha! pic.twitter.com/XYonny3i3z
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 14, 2020
We need more of that. We need him running at people more. Great talent.
— Simon Robinson (@Sy_Robo) December 14, 2020
Happy birthday Raphinna ??
Great start, keep working hard, you be a valuable player to us in the months to come.
— Micky T (@mathomps17) December 14, 2020
The now-24-year-old forward has until the summer of 2024 on his contract with Leeds and a market value of £16.2m according to Transfermarkt.
Have you been impressed with Raphinha since he signed for the club?
No, he's not good enough
Yes, he's a class player
— one klich (@KlichOne) December 14, 2020
My guy Raphi https://t.co/NEHb55FKFH
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) December 14, 2020
Didn’t realise he’s only just 24, what a player
— Jake (@BielsaBoi) December 14, 2020
Legit carrying the club since he came what a lad https://t.co/f0BqjTMub4
— Kazzy (@KazzyM8) December 14, 2020
Since his arrival, Raphinha has made seven league appearances for the Whites, with his strike at Goodison Park his only one in Leeds colours, while he is yet to provide an assist for a teammate (per WhoScored).
His performances over his seven outings have earned him a 6.72/10 average rating, making him the ninth-best performer in the league for Bielsa’s side.
However, while some fans gushed following the club’s post, one supporter was less positive.
— Josh ? (@JMellen04) December 14, 2020
As can be seen in the majority of the responses from Leeds fans, though, most of them were keen to air their admiration of the Brazilian attacker.