Raphinha (£ 5.4 million) has had to be patient since it moves the day of the Rennes deadline, but finally made his first start against the last time Arsenal.
Operating to the right of the 4-1-4-1 setting of Leeds United, the Brazilian seemed animated in everything.
Even though it was missing a final product, it showed its flash quality and provided some striking moments, producing four shots, four touches of penalty area and the total total assistance (XA) total of any player in the field. It was an impressive complete debut for the 23-year-old who saw at 90 minutes complete and almost limited the day with a late winner.His performances in France certainly suggest that he can prosper in England, as he helped Rennes to qualify for the Champions League last season, which contributed eight combined goals and assists in 22 appearances of Ligue 1.
Whites main coach Marcelo Marcelo Bielsa will know, of course, so that I can point to the left flank of Everton this weekend, knowing that Lucas Digne (£ 6.2 million) will sit after suffering an injury in an ankle ligament in the training. That could mean the inexperienced Niels Nkounkou (£ 4.0 million) in a defense that has now granted two or more goals in six consecutive games of the Premier League, which further increase the Raphinha Appeal.
Leeds could be highly unfortunate so as not to have marked against arsenal last weekend, but will take the encouragement of his performance. However, the signs are good, and Raphinha should only improve, as it is based on his new environment.