Report: Leeds United to offer Paudie O'Connor a pay rise as rival clubs show interest

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

O'Connor broke into Leeds United's first team earlier this month, and has impressed in his two appearances to date.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are to offer Paudie O'Connor a pay rise after only two senior appearances, according to the Daily Mirror (April 13th, page 53).

O'Connor moved to Leeds from Limerick a year ago, and went on to impress for the Whites' Under-23s before making his debut against Sunderland last weekend amid a shortage of centre-backs.

And the Daily Mirror reports that the 20-year-old is already attracting interest from 'rival clubs', prompting Leeds to take action.

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United (L) looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

According to Transfermarkt, O'Connor is set to enter the final year of his contract at Elland Road, which suggests a longer-term deal is also in the offing.

Experience telling?

Unlike many of his Leeds Under-23s colleagues, O'Connor has already gained plenty of senior-level experience from his time at Limerick - with whom he won the League of Ireland First Division shortly before his move to West Yorkshire - easing his transition to the Whites' first team.

And international recognition is surely forthcoming if the Ballybrown native continues his early form for United.

Can Leeds hold on to O'Connor?

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