Leeds United might be set to tackle their subsequent Premier League marketing campaign with out their Brazilian talisman, Raphinha, within the squad.
Whereas it could be laborious to discover a like-for-like substitute for the attacker given how he’s scored 17 objectives and delivered 11 assists in 66 appearances for the Whites, one determine that the membership have been linked with not too long ago that might turn out to be their subsequent model of Raphinha is Hull Metropolis winger Keane Lewis-Potter.
In these appearances, the 21-year-old has discovered the online 30 occasions and offered 12 assists within the course of.
His newest marketing campaign noticed the teenager reveal simply how spectacular he’s by playing each minute of league motion for his facet throughout quite a few positions whereas scoring 12 objectives and supplying 4 assists.
To additional spotlight his attacking expertise, no different participant at Hull managed to have practically as many shots at purpose because the 21-year-old did (103).
He additionally delivered 129 crosses, made 36 interceptions and gained 17 tackles, exhibiting how succesful he’s with and with out the ball.
This reveals simply how prolific the Englishman is for his present facet, in the identical means that Raphinha was for Leeds final season, as he racked up more pictures (85) and dribbles (149) than some other participant in Jesse Marsch’s squad.
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Lewis-Potter’s expertise has been recognized at his present membership for a while, as Grant McCann stated this about him again in 2020.
He said: “He could be something he desires to be. He’s fast, he’s getting stronger. For those who see him bodily now in comparison with the place he was this time final 12 months, he’s head and shoulders above when it comes to his physique. He’s obtained all of the instruments to be something he desires.”
Taking all of this under consideration, it’s straightforward to see why the membership have reportedly positioned an £18m price ticket on him and why Leeds have their eye on the starlet.
Shifting ahead, even when Raphinha does find yourself staying at Elland Street, securing a deal for the Hull prodigy ought to nonetheless be up on Victor Orta’s precedence record.
AND in different information: Orta can land his personal £72m-rated star as Leeds plot bid for £7.4k-p/w “critical expertise”