Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien in the January transfer window but face stiff competition for his services.
The Lowdown: O’Brien shines for Huddersfield
The 23-year-old has matured into arguably one of the best midfielders in the Championship in recent times, producing consistently influential performances.
O’Brien has started 23 league games for the Terriers this season, averaging an impressive 2.9 tackles per match – more than both Joao Moutinho (1.9) and Ruben Neves (2.1) at Molineux – as well as completing 1.1 key passes and 1.7 dribbles per game.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to Leeds recently, and it appears as though Wolves are also in the conversation.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: Wolves linked with move
Wolves aren’t alone in showing an interest, with fellow Premier League clubs Newcastle United, Burnley and Norwich City all mentioned in the report to accompany the aforementioned Leeds interest.
The Verdict: Strong squad option
While O’Brien wouldn’t necessarily seem like a glamorous signing by Wolves, he is someone who could come in and improve the midfield depth in the squad.
His superior tackling average to Moutinho and Neves speaks volumes, and his age means that he could develop even further as a player in the coming years.
His prospective signing in the January transfer window could give Wolves the necessary injection of fresh blood to aid their push for a European finish this season.
In other news, Bruno Lage is confident of one Wolves move happening. Read more here.
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