Raphinha: I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League

Raphinha: I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League

New signing on joining Whites.

New Leeds United signing Raphinha spoke exclusively to LUTV following his transfer deadline day move from Rennes.

The 23-year-old became the club’s 13th signing of the transfer window, completing his transfer from the Ligue 1 side for an undisclosed fee.

Raphinha spoke of his delight at moving to Elland Road and admitted he can’t wait to play in the Premier League

“I feel really satisfied and happy with the opportunity and trust the club has shown in me,” said Raphinha.

“I believe I can show my game and show the club my work and why they believed in me.

“I’m really happy to be here and I hope to, even in a small part, write my name in the club’s history.

“Together with my happiness, the happiness of the fans with my signing and the directors, I think we can all be happy together.

“It made me really happy the club were interested in my football and my work and I believe like any other player, you immediately want to come and play in the Premier League, the best league in the world.

“I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League, I dreamed of playing in this championship where all the best players play, so it is a dream come true to be here in the Premier League.

“Before I came here I’d spoken to other players about Marcelo Bielsa and they told me he is a really demanding coach, which is something I like.

“I like working with demanding coaches who can really get the best out of me, so it is an absolute pleasure to be here and getting to work with him.

“I watched Leeds play against Liverpool and Manchester City and I was enchanted with the style of play.

“It’s a team which always plays on the front foot, attacking football looking for goals and chasing the victory.

“It’s a really good team with very high quality and it had a big influence on my decision.

“I’m the type of player who looks to bring joy onto the field, I like to have fun on the pitch, the fans can expect a happy player who gives his all and battles until the very end to seek a positive result.”