Journalist Conor McGilligan has claimed Lewis O’Brien would be doing ‘really well’ at Leeds United had they signed him in the transfer market.
At one point in the summer, it looked as though Marcelo Bielsa’s side were going to claim the 22-year-old’s signature but ultimately a deal never came to pass. After a slow start to the new league campaign, which has seen the club pick up only two points from their opening four matches, it’s clear that things haven’t quite clicked at Elland Road yet.
While speaking about it on the One Leeds Fan Channel (4:49), McGilligan claimed that O’Brien would be a perfect fit for the team at the moment:
“Lewis O’Brien, even in this system, at this moment in time, I think would do actually really well.
“Someone who is steady on the ball, someone who’s defensively strong, someone who is press resistant, that key phrase that we all sort of hear and we think ‘Oh there’s a trigger word’, but it is true.
“You know, someone who can move between the lines, and Leeds really missed a trick there.”
TIF thoughts on Lewis O’Brien and Leeds United…
The midfielder has already proved to be a vital cog in the Huddersfield Town machine so far this season, having played five times in the Championship, scoring and assisting one goal apiece along the way.
This form has helped the Terriers rise into fourth in the league table, while up in the Premier League, Leeds languish just one point above the relegation places in 17th, and judging by McGilligan’s comments, it sounds as if he certainly would have been able to make a difference to this Leeds United side.
Would Lewis O’Brien be a success at Leeds United?
Unfortunately, after failing with their attempts to sign him in the summer, it now looks as though the 22-year-old could sign a new contract at Huddersfield and so any future efforts for a transfer will be even more difficult.
However, if Leeds are still struggling in January, perhaps they will try and push the boat out in an attempt to bring O’Brien to their club.