Leeds United have reportedly pulled out of the signing of Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien, having tracked him throughout the summer.
The Lowdown: Leeds track O’Brien
The Whites have been linked with a number of players during the transfer window, with some central midfielders tipped to make a move to Elland Road.
The Latest: Whites pull out of move
According to Football Insider, however, the saga has taken a dramatic twist, with Leeds backing out of a move for the 22-year-old.
Numerous bids are thought to have been rejected by Huddersfield and a Whites source told the outlet they have now decided to ‘end their interest’ in O’Brien,
The Verdict: No great issue
While a new midfielder would be ideal between now and the end of the transfer window, not signing O’Brien is no disaster for Leeds.
In truth, he is still a young player learning his trade and the likelihood is that he would have come in as a squad player, not strengthening Bielsa’s first XI.
It will be interesting to see if Leeds now look elsewhere before deadline day on Tuesday however, as some pundits have suggested they will need to rest and rotate Kalvin Phillips more this season to avoid burnout.
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