This comes after Leeds journalist James Marshment shared a post on his Twitter page that contained an article from TEAMtalk relaying news originally published in a report from The Sun (via Leeds Live) that the Yorkshire club are preparing a bid for around £7 million for O’Brien.
This post then gathered a number of replies from several Whites supporters who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the matter.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say in response to this claim about a potential move for O’Brien?
“We need better than this. He will do as a squad player, but we desperately need some proper quality in the middle. Koopmeiners, Cunha, Nandez. Players like this.”
“Total waste of time we have his talent in the under 23s… Total waste of money… We need a Fernandes or Pogba, Firmino Rice etc not a Mr Average. We already have that..”
“This will not solve our problems overnight. It will take time for him to bed in and get up to speed with the PL. if we need a solution now, we’ll need to spend much more money.”
“Waste of time in my opinion he’s hardly going to give us that step up in class”
“We need to improve the starting 11 not the bench. Nothing more than a squad player.”
“Wow. Ambition here”
Looking at the replies to this post from Marshment, it seems as though these Leeds fans are not particularly excited to see their club potentially make a move to sign O’Brien this summer, with some suggesting the club should be aiming a bit higher in terms of the quality of player they look to bring in.
In our view, given how Marcelo Bielsa’s side got their 2021/22 Premier League season off to a disastrous start after losing 5-1 against Manchester United at the weekend, it’s understandable why these fans aren’t exactly rubbing their hands together at the prospect of O’Brien joining their squad this summer and think the club should be a bit more adventurous and ambitious in terms of signing new players.
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However, given how previous recent transfers of players from Championship clubs to the Premier League such as Ollie Watkins to Aston Villa as well as Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen to West Ham United have been proven as shrewd investments – with Watkins scoring 14 league goals for Villa last season and Benrahma and Bowen helping the Hammers secure a place in the Europa League last season – there’s every possibility that O’Brien could be a solid signing for Leeds if it does go through.