Celtic backroom staffer Alejandro Lorenzo has said that he knew Raphinha would definitely leave Leeds United.
Lorenzo currently works as a physiotherapist at Celtic, following his jobs at Hull City and Leeds United. He is an Albacete native who was trained in the youth categories of Albacete as a player from the age of four to 16, but an injury ended his career.
After completing his degree, he went to Hull City, and from there went to Leeds. He was part of the team, mainly U-23 that moved to the Premier League under Marcelo Bielsa.
He worked as a first-team readapter with Bielsa and worked closely with Raphinha. He has hailed the 26-year-old as an “impressive” player and knew that the Brazilian’s time at Elland Road is short-lived.
“My job consists, among other things, of taking care of and maintaining healthy legs that are worth a lot of money. Raphinha was an impressive footballer from the first day and I knew he would last a short time at Leeds,” said Lorenzo, as quoted by AS (page 13).
Raphinha was a huge favourite among the Leeds fans but it was evident that the Whites won’t be able to keep hold of him for long. He moved to Barcelona in 2022 and has scored 12 goals in 57 appearances for the club so far.
Lorenzo landed in Scotland last September. He signed for Celtic as a physiotherapist and saw the Scottish giants winning the domestic treble.
Celtic are in action again tonight against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and it’s going to be a tough contest. The Rojiblancos will start as favourites, but the Bhoys are capable of beating any side at Parkhead.