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Leeds United Win Transfer Deadline Day With Brilliant 'Fish And Chips' Troll

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Leeds United Win Transfer Deadline Day With Brilliant 'Fish And Chips' Troll

Leeds United delivered the best banter of transfer deadline day after their new player was criticised for moving to the 'fish and chips' country.

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The Premier League side were linked with Rennes winger Raphinha on Monday and it all looked set to be done, something that didn't go down well with one football fan.

One French football fan took to Twitter to bemoan the Brazilian's move to England, saying, "#Raphinha he can play the #LDC and have visibility at European level but instead of staying in Rennes, which has a great sporting challenge, he prefers to go and play in a second-rate club in England without a European Cup. Go f*ck your mothers with your fish and chips country"

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The tweet went viral and clearly it was spotted by the social media team in Yorkshire in time for the transfer to be announced on Monday night.

They took to Twitter themselves with a picture of the contract ready to be signed alongside a plate of fish and chips, and also warned their followers about going to bed.

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The 23-year-old winger moved to Rennes from Sporting last year and ended the season with seven goals and five assists to help the club finish third in Ligue 1.

He played his last game for the French side on the weekend and scored one and assisted another in their 2-2 draw with Reims.

Leeds famously told their fans 'Don't go to bed' back in August 2014 on deadline day, a tweet that has since been deleted, which got fans excited.

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Instead of signing anyone though fans, who had been told there was 'work to be done,' saw two players leave the club without being replaced.

It didn't exactly go down well at the time but it's been used in a humorous manner since, with the club using the same phrasing to announce a signing in January 2017.

Ryan Sidle
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