It’s not only Brazil who’ve been impressed with Raphinha’s displays during the international break. Even the media Portugal, the country where the attacker started his professional career, have been commenting on the player’s progress.
The 24-year-old made his senior debut for Vitória Guimarães back in 2016. From there he moved to Sporting, Rennes and Leeds United, where he’s been shining.
Now with this recent success, one of his former coaches in Portugal talked about his early days in the country, and even claimed it may soon be time for Raphinha to leave the Whites.
The quotes come from Vitor Campelos, who used to be the coach of Vitória Guimarães B and is now the manager of Chaves.
“He was always aware of his skills, believed in himself a lot, and with dedication managed to reach the level where he is today,” Campelos told Record.
“Now, with the call to the national team and scoring goals, Leeds will already be too small for him.”
Raphinha made three appearances for Brazil in the international break. He had impressive minutes against Venezuela and Colombia, and won a starting place in the team for the match against Uruguay. There they beat Edinson Cavani’s side 4-1, with the Leeds star scoring a brace, and leaving those fixtures as his country’s new favourite player.
Regarding a potential exit from Leeds, last week we already saw his agent Deco confirming that Liverpool had been interested in signing him, also revealing there’ve been approaches made for his transfer.