Brazil head coach Tite admitted his surprise when his technical experts recommended a closer look at Raphinha.
The winger was performing with style in his first season at Leeds but the world is scattered with brilliant Brazilian footballers and it is impossible to be across them all as form flickers and fades.
‘I said, “There’s a lot of things to see here and you’re going to bring me Raphinha?”,’ Tite recalled recently on the Podpah podcast.
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Brazil boss Tite has admitted to being surprised by Raphinha when he first called him up
‘Then we followed up on his games and had conversations with (ex-Leeds boss) Marcelo Bielsa and previous coaches at his clubs. Raphinha was a…