Leeds United could reignite their interest in Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien in the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports pundit Kevin Campbell.
The Lowdown: Endless O’Brien links
The Whites were linked with a number of players in the summer, but few individuals cropped up more than O’Brien.
The Latest: Pundit makes January prediction
Speaking to Football Insider, former Arsenal and Everton striker Campbell said Leeds could go back in for O’Brien in January, claiming the funds are available to bring him in:
“The money is there. Sometimes these transfers are to fatten your squad up. The player might not go into the starting 11 straight away.
“£8million to fatten the squad when Leeds actually have players who can do a job, maybe it wasn’t the priority.
“Maybe they will bide their time and return for him in January.”
The Verdict: Shrewd mid-season addition
While O’Brien may not necessarily have been a must-need signing in the summer, he could be a shrewd acquisition midway through the campaign.
At that point, a gruelling season could be starting to take its toll physically and the midfielder could be a welcome addition, in terms of squad depth and options at Marcelo Bielsa’s disposal.
Not only that, but O’Brien’s age means he would come in as a long-term signing, rather than a short-term quick fix, suggesting Leeds are continuing to build towards the future.
In other news, Leeds have faced a potential blow regarding one transfer target. Find out who it is here.
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