Leeds United have had a bid for Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien turned down, according to The Daily Mail (print edition, page 138, August 8, 2021).
What’s the story?
It has been reported that Leeds made an offer of £3 million for O’Brien, but Championship club Huddersfield have rejected it.
However, Leeds remain determined to sign the 22-year-old midfielder.
The Premier League club are planning to make a second offer for the youngster and are hopeful of striking a deal to bring him to Elland Road before the summer transfer window closes.
Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has personally scouted O’Brien, according to the report.
Could a transfer happen?
Leeds seem very keen on O’Brien, and it is very likely that a transfer will happen.
After all, Huddersfield are in the Championship, and the young midfielder himself could find it very appealing to play for Leeds in the Premier League.
Yes, the Terriers have turned down an offer of £3 million, but they could find it hard to reject a new and improved bid.
That Leeds head coach Bielsa has personally scouted O’Brien shows just how highly the Argentine thinks of him.
Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberan also thinks highly of O’Brien, describing him as “a humble player, a professional player” and “an important player” in The Yorkshire Evening Post this month.
O’Brien scored three goals and gave three assists in 39 Championship starts for Huddersfield last season.