Leeds United presenter Joe Wainman has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Yorkshire club potentially making a move to sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien this summer.
This comes after Wainman recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
He said: “We know that Leeds United have tried a number of different permutations when it comes to making an offer for Lewis O’Brien.
“Angus Kinnear came out and said in The Square Ball – explaining how it will take something astronomical, something big, something exciting for them to really dip their toe in the market much further, but I think that excludes Lewis O’Brien, he was very candid on Lewis O’Brien – I think he will come in.
“Look, we’re all hoping and praying for another Raphinha situation, aren’t we, that’s the cold, hard facts, that’s what all us fans want.
“Whether or not that situation presents itself, we will have to wait and see, but it’s clear that Lewis O’Brien is a target that Leeds United really want in the door.”
Since then, the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at £2.7 million according to Transfermarkt, has made 82 appearances for the Yorkshire club across all competitions, scoring five goals and providing seven assists along the way.
TIF Thoughts on Joe Wainman’s comments on a potential move for O’Brien…
Taking into account how the central midfielder managed to end the 2020/21 Championship campaign as Huddersfield’s third-highest-rated player with an overall rating of 6.81/10 for his performances according to WhoScored, it’s understandable why he has since attracted the interest of Leeds.
Do you think Leeds need to sign O'Brien this summer?
In our view, given how Leeds already have the likes of Jamie Shackleton and Robbie Gotts in their squad who are relatively young, as well as Mateusz Klich and Adam Forshaw, perhaps moving to Elland Road this summer may not be the best option for O’Brien if he would not be guaranteed regular game time in Bielsa’s side, in our view – especially considering that he was a regular for Huddersfield last season.