Leeds United remain interested in a January move for Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien, according to a fresh rumour which has emerged.
The Lowdown: O’Brien endlessly linked with move
Arguably no player was linked with a move to Elland Road more intensely than O’Brien in the summer, with constant reports suggesting the Whites wanted to sign him.
The 22-year-old ended up staying put at Championship side Huddersfield, but it seems unlikely that he will remain there for long.
The Latest: January move to Elland Road?
According to Football Insider, a Thorp Arch source has informed them that Leeds ‘will keep a dialogue open’ regarding a move for O’Brien in January.
A winter move to Elland Road is described as a ‘possibility’, with former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell claiming “around £15million or £20million” could see them get their man.
The Verdict: Phillips replacement?
O’Brien may still be a work in progress, but he is a formidable performer for Huddersfield, with journalist Steven Chicken calling him ‘blistering’ in the past.
With Kalvin Phillips potentially not sticking around forever at Elland Road, it could be that Marcelo Bielsa views O’Brien as a long-term replacement for the Leeds and England star.
The Huddersfield ace possesses a similar level of energy off the ball and quality on it – he is averaging 1.2 tackles per game in the league this season – and should only improve in the years to come.
In other news, a source has provided a key update on Kalvin Phillip’s Leeds future. Read more here.
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