Former All Leeds TV presenter Joe Wainman has revealed Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is “a massive fan” of reported transfer target Lewis O’Brien.
O’Brien has been the subject of interest throughout the window, with the Huddersfield Town midfielder making 42 appearances last season.
However, the 22-year-old has not been included in Huddersfield’s matchday squad for either of their two Championship fixtures so far this term, with his only outing coming in the EFL Cup first round.
Is O'Brien ready for a Premier League move?
O’Brien’s lack of involvement has resulted in even more rumours that he could be heading for the Terriers’ exit door, with Leeds and Crystal Palace ready to pounce.
According to the Sun, via Leeds Live, O’Brien would rather head to Elland Road than seal a switch to a new-look Palace side under Patrick Vieira.
While JustJoe Football Show anchorman Wainman admits O’Brien may not necessarily excite Leeds’ fans, he believes signing the central midfielder could turn out to be a shrewd piece of business.
He exclusively told The Transfer Tavern: “I think Bielsa has been to see him on a number of occasions, so he is clearly a massive fan.
“He would be an ideal signing. It won’t get the fans excited but anyone at his age, with his potential, working under Bielsa is only a good thing.
“We’ve seen the trajectory players have taken under him and Lewis O’Brien would fit that mould. We’ll see him go from strength to strength if they can get the deal done.”
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