The Brazilian Raphinha had a transfer from Rennes to Leeds totally incredible.
A record transfer, but not on the financial side. Very good in Rennes, Raphinha exploded in Leeds to the point of being courted by the Liverpool Reds. However, the skilled Brazilian dribbler almost never signed up for Marcelo Bielsa’s team, who revealed that he had only had 20 minutes to make the decision to join the English team. A decision taken in 5 seconds, for a transfer materialized in 20 minutes.
Raphinha, express transfer
Raphinha unveiled at FourFourTwo how his transfer to Leeds came about: “The board said to me: ‘We accepted an offer from Leeds, so now it’s your decision: do you want to leave or stay?’ If I wanted to leave, there was a private flight waiting for me to go to England and have a medical exam before signing the contract. Well if I said it was a simple decision I would be lying. It was definitely a tough decision. And I had 20 minutes to give my answer! Pretty complicated, right? On the one hand, I had just helped Rennes reach the Champions League for the first time in their history, and it would have been great to participate in this unique campaign. On the other hand, I had the offer of a big traditional club like Leeds, which also benefited from a good dynamic after his return to the Premier League, ”recalled the Brazilian. The rest, we know, with six goals and as many assists for Leeds for Raphinha so far.