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Leeds United: Journalist makes claim on star man

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Journalist David Anderson has claimed that Raphinha has been the shining light for Leeds this season and he’s the one that can save them from relegation.

Raphinha signed for Leeds from Stade Rennais in 2020 and he has been a standout performer in the side since, after scoring 16 goals and registering 12 assists in 65 games in all competitions. 

Leeds have been poor this season in the Premier League, they currently sit in the bottom three with just two games left to play, but Raphinha has been in fine goal-scoring form, he has scored 10 goals and registered three assists in 33 Premier League games.

With the impressive form of Raphinha this season, Anderson highlighted to GiveMeSport that he can be the man to save Leeds from relegation.

“I think he’s the one [who can make himself a hero], because he’s the one attacking, creative goalscorer, he’s already the top goalscorer.

“He has been Leeds’ best player this season, the one shining light.

“Whether it’s providing assists, scoring the goals or unlocking defences – he’s the one that can save Leeds,” Anderson said.

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TIF Thoughts on Anderson’s comments…

Raphinha has been the main man in a poor Leeds side this season, in the Premier League he is the club’s top scorer with 10 goals, he is ranked second in terms of average player rating (6.91, for players who have played more than one game) and he has created the most big chances in the side (9), as per Sofascore.

The Brazilian winger has been linked with a move away from Elland Road in the summer, with Barcelona showing interest, and it is almost certain that he would leave the club if they do lose top-flight status.

Leeds could be in a lot worse position if it wasn’t for Raphinha this season, their second top scorer is Jack Harrison with seven goals and the Brazilian is at the front of the majority of the attacking stats.

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