By Mark Smith

29th Jan, 2022 | 9:00am

Leeds United offer Raphinha 'huge' pay rise in new contract as shock transfer news emerges - report

Leeds United are set to offer Raphinha a “huge” pay-rise at Elland Road, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper has reported on their website that West Ham have made the Brazilian their priority in the final hours of the January window.

It is suggested that David Moyes is encouraged that an exciting package with European football can tempt Raphinha to the London Stadium.

West Ham are said to want to dig deep and show their ambition with this move, but they are clearly barking up the wrong tree.

Victor Orta has been locked in talks with Deco, Raphinha’s agent, and the early signs are positive regarding a new deal.

Making the Brazilian the highest-paid player in West Yorkshire would be perfect and nothing less than he deserves after shining for two seasons now.

This is essential business, and some Leeds fans would even take this being announced over any signings before Monday’s deadline.

Get it done.

No Leeds fan would forgive Andrea Radrizzani if he was to sanction any exit for Raphinha before Monday evening.

Thankfully, our owner has always been transparent, and there is no chance of that happening at this stage of the season.

Securing our star man to a new deal reflects his performances, but also protects Leeds in terms of his value, which would skyrocket.

It would surely take Raphinha’s value up to £75million or even more, with this team being built around the winger for many years to come.

There would be celebrations for days if this one is confirmed, and we hope that an announcement is right around the corner.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano shares Elland Road update with double deal possible in final knockings of January