Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson has claimed that the club rejected an offer worth up to £13m for star midfielder Lewis O’Brien from Leeds United.
🗣️ "The fourth offer we rejected was for £13 million."
Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson lifts the lid on Leeds United's interest in Lewis O'Brien and why they couldn't reach agreement.
— BBC Sport West Yorkshire (@BBCWYS) September 9, 2021
It’s no secret that the Whites were keen on the energetic 22-year-old during the recent transfer window, and it was well-documented that the Premier League side saw a bid for the player rejected.
However, in a fresh update, Hodgkinson stated that a deal potentially worth £13m was turned down by the Terriers, as they were unhappy with the structure of the proposed agreement.
Even though most Huddersfield fans are delighted that O’Brien has stayed at the club, with his importance highlighted by his display in the 4-0 win against Reading last time out, some are surprised that the club turned down such an offer, even if it wasn’t all up front.
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Here we look at some of the reaction to the transfer claim from Hodgkinson by supporters on Twitter…
Don’t believe for a second we offered 13m and if so why they’d turn that down. But if so a true professional and a loyal player. Fair play lad. https://t.co/TCLpIO70h9
— Goldsy_99 (@JLufc99) September 9, 2021
— Ben (@htafc_ben) September 9, 2021
If we did genuinely turn down 13 million for O'Brien then I'm absolutely furious.#htafc
— Sandra (@SANDRA_HTFC) September 9, 2021
If we were offered £13m guaranteed for O'Brien and said no, I'm surprised. It must have either been too late in the window, or the payment plan was poor. #htafc
— Schindler's List (@htafchero) September 9, 2021
Imagine how Deano must be feeling !
— James Moran (@Jpjm1964) September 9, 2021
Well I don't blame him, and he knows what he is doing PH.
— Peter Harrison (@Harry1537) September 10, 2021
Well done Phil, they got Trevor cherry, and roy ellam for a bag of peanuts in the 70s now it's time to pay up,
— Hyena (@Davidga10837752) September 9, 2021