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Leeds: Whites backed to sign Lewis O’Brien in January

Leeds: Whites backed to sign Lewis O’Brien in January -Leeds United Transfer Rumours

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 midfielder has started 21 Championship games this season, scoring twice and assisting once for the Terriers, as well as picking up three Man of the Match awards on WhoScored.

The Latest: Journalist back transfer to happen

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke talked up the idea of the move happening in the January transfer window.

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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