Speaking exclusively to LUTV, Raphinha, who joined United from Stade Rennais in a £16.72 million deal last October, said he will be “a lot happier” when fans are allowed to return to Elland Road.
The winger, who has scored five goals and provided five assists over his 21 Premier League appearances for the Whites, went on to claim that he believes he is “more excited than the fans about getting together” as, after looking at the history of the club as well as the support he has received on social media, he is “really looking forward to actually feeling that affection in person”.
And, after Leeds United relayed the £58k-per-week 24-year-old’s comments on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many sharing messages of adoration for the Brazilian.
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So, what exactly did these Leeds United fans have to say in reaction to Raphinha’s comments?
“HE’S STAYING BRING OUT THE CHAMPAGNE.”
“He ain’t ready for it.”
“Things we absolutely love to see.”
“He doesn’t know the true affection of Leeds fans, does he?”
“Just wait until he witnessing a sold-out Elland Road.”
“Things you love to see.”
All in all, it would appear as if these Leeds fans were delighted with Raphinha’s comments, with some suggesting that the winger isn’t ready for the atmosphere of a full Elland Road, while others claimed the £16.2 million-rated man’s comments are evidence that he will not be leaving the Whites anytime soon.