By Mark Smith

24th Mar, 2022 | 9:17pm

Raphinha sends Instagram message as Leeds United transfer talk hits overdrive, Deco responds

Leeds United star Raphinha has delivered an Instagram message on Thursday evening as transfer talk hits overdrive.

Sport even reported today that the Brazilian has urged his agent, Deco, to do all he can to secure a move to Barcelona in the summer.

Leeds have been trying to secure a new contract for the winger, but at this moment in time, it looks as though a new club is more likely.

While all this talk has continued, Raphinha has stayed silent, likely recovering from COVID-19 which kept him out of that huge win against Wolves.

Writing on his Instagram late on Thursday evening [24 March], the winger posted a picture from Thorp Arch with a cryptic message.

“Whatever you want for me, I’m going to wish you double,” he wrote. “If you wish me good, I will wish you good more and more.

“If you wish me evil, I’ll wish you 10x good, after all, we offer what we have.”

Cryptic.

Interestingly, Deco was one of the first to reply as he has been reportedly instructed to find his client a new club.

Raphinha often posts these kinds of messages with some sort of so-called inspirational quote behind it, though, so it is hard to read it.

So many fans and those alike will have been firing messages to the winger this week, so he could even be hitting back at those.

All that matters right now, is staying in the Premier League, and if Raphinha gives his all between now and then, all we can be is grateful.

What happens in the summer means nothing right now, and hopefully, he can return against Southampton and make a huge difference.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has broken his silence on Twitter sharing when he will leave the club