Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien is ‘definitely’ a Leeds United transfer target in January, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: O’Brien constantly linked with move
Last summer, the 23-year-old was endlessly linked with a switch to Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa an admirer of the Englishman. A move never materialised, though, and O’Brien has stayed put at the John Smith’s Stadium for the time being.
The Latest: Journalist back transfer to happen
He said: “Bielsa will be hoping to get his way, maybe to get some players in in January and O’Brien is definitely still on his list. It’s just depending on whether the price is right for Leeds and for Huddersfield for any deal to happen.”
The Verdict: Strong Phillips backup
With Leeds missing Kalvin Phillips for a lengthy period of time due to injury, it is simply essential that they sign at least one midfielder next month.
O’Brien may not have Premier League experience but he could be a strong option to come in, having been hailed as ‘incredible’ by Huddersfield Town writer Steven Chicken.
He has averaged an impressive 2.9 tackles and 1.1 key passes per game in the league this season – Phillips’ averages are 2.3 and 0.6, respectively – and at 23, the Terriers beast could be an immediate deputy and, over time, perhaps a long-term replacement for the England international at Elland Road.
In other news, Phil Hay has provided a fresh Leeds injury update. Read more here.
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