Journalist Beren Cross has provided Leeds United fans with an update regarding one of the club’s transfers targets.
So far this summer, Leeds have been heavily linked with a move for Huddersfield Town’s Lewis O’Brien – with The Telegraph (via Yorkshire Live) claiming a £7million fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
However, despite these reports, Cross has claimed that an agreement for the player has not actually been worked out as of yet, and a potential transfer isn’t particularly close to being made.
While talking on a Leeds United Live Facebook stream, Cross said: “I think The Telegraph has run a story saying that a £7m move with add-ons is moving closer.
“I’m led to believe that’s not the case. From what I’ve been told, Leeds’ interest in O’Brien has never really gone beyond bids, and bids being rejected.
“From what I’m told, O’Brien himself has never gotten to the point where he’s in talks with Leeds, he’s never been involved in discussions with Leeds, or those people that are close to O’Brien have not been in discussions with Leeds.”
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Leeds fans may have been hoping to see a new face at the club, with Junior Firpo and Jack Harrison the only notable signings for the club so far this summer.
However, with only a short while left remaining in the transfer market, this deal may not get across the line, even if Cross is proved wrong on the latest state of play.
On the other hand, it’s likely that fans of the Terriers will be glad to keep O’Brien at the club, having seen him progress through the Huddersfield Town academy, and going on to feature in the club’s first team over 80 times.