Leeds United in their quest for effective players ahead of the new premier league season have been told to folk out £10 million for Huddersfield Town’s Lewis O’Brien or knock at the next door.
The Huddersfield Town midfielder has emerged as the latest target for Marcelo Bielsa, who is keen on shoring up his options in the middle of the park.
The two clubs from Yorkshire have intensified talks over a potential transfer this summer. But Huddersfield are apparently holding out for a fee of £10 million. It remains to be seen whether Leeds United are open to matching their demands, although the club is open to offering players in exchange in an attempt to sweeten the deal.
A native of Colchester, Lewis O’Brien has enjoyed a swift rise to prominence since his promotion to the senior side in 2019. The youngster quickly made his breakthrough in professional football, appearing in 38 league matches during the 2019/20 campaign.
Overall, the midfielder has notched up 82 competitive appearances to his name in the span of just two seasons. It is indicative of his energy and stamina, two things that make O’Brien such an appealing target for Leeds United. Not to mention, the Englishman is quite a versatile operator as he can feature as an attacking midfielder, in addition to his traditional box to box role.
The 22-year-old is not afraid to penetrate the opposition lines either, having been involved in 19 career goals so far. It makes him an ideal cost-effective alternative for top target Conor Gallagher, who opted to join Crystal Palace instead.
Another midfield target for Leeds United this summer was Nahitan Nandez of Cagliari. Unfortunately, the Yorkshire outfit haven’t had much success on that front either, thus paving the way for them to make a move for Lewis O’Brien.
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