Leeds United are in talks with Huddersfield Town over bringing Lewis O’Brien to Elland Road after missing out on Conor Gallagher, according to The Sun.
What’s the story?
It has been reported that Leeds wanted to sign Gallagher from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
However, the 21-year-old midfielder decided to join Crystal Palace on loan instead.
So, Leeds have decided to press ahead with talks for O’Brien.
The Premier League club have reportedly intensified talks over recent days.
Huddersfield are willing to sell, but they want £10 million as transfer fee.
Leeds can offer players in a part-exchange deal, but an eight-figure sum will still be needed to get the transfer done.
Would Lewis O’Brien make Leeds better?
O’Brien is only 22, but the youngster is quite experienced already and is a very good and dynamic midfielder.
The youngster made 39 starts and three substitute appearances in the Championship for the Terriers last season.
The midfielder scored three goals and gave three assists in those matches.
O’Brien played 31 matches as a central midfielder, but he is also able to play in an attacking role and even operated as a left-back twice last season.
For the right price, O’Brien would be a good signing for Leeds, especially as he could improve under head coach Marcelo Bielsa.