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Leeds United: Journalist identifies transfer edging closer

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Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that he could see Lewis O’Brien signing for Leeds United from Huddersfield Town in the summer.

There have been recent reports indicating that Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch is preparing a new deal to offer to Huddersfield midfielder O’Brien in an attempt to lure him to the Premier League after the club had previously shown interest in his services in the January transfer window.

O’Brien was a mainstay in the Huddersfield side this season as they narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League after losing 1-0 in the play-off final against Nottingham Forest. The English midfielder featured 46 times in the second tier this term for the Terriers.

With the reports of Leeds showing continued interest in the services of O’Brien, O’Rourke highlighted to GiveMeSport that due to the failure of Huddersfield to gain promotion, it will be hard for them to keep their sought-after midfielder.

He said: “I think this one has got real legs, and you could see Leeds moving for him.

“It was a real blow for Huddersfield to miss out on promotion to the Premier League, and it’s going to make it really hard for them now to keep hold of Lewis O’Brien, who does have a release clause in his contract as well.”

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TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…

Perhaps if Huddersfield gained promotion to the Premier League, it would not make as much sense for O’Brien to move on in the summer, but due to them remaining in the Championship and clubs in the top flight showing interest, it may be hard to see him remaining at the club.

O’Brien, who pundit Jobi McAnuff says has ‘got a bit of everything’, is just 23 years old and is the vice-captain of Huddersfield, so he could be a great option for Marsch at Leeds due to him being a relatively cheap option as he has no experience in the top flight, so it could be seen as a risk-free move for the American coach.

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