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Leeds United’s interest in EFL star questioned as pundit verdict emerges

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David Norris believes that a move for Lewis O’Brien would be ‘a little bit of a risk’ for Leeds United.

Reports from The Sun have suggested that the Premier League club are considering a move for the Huddersfield Town man as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new campaign.

O’Brien enjoyed a strong season for the Terriers last season after scoring three and creating three more in 44 appearances for the club, establishing himself as one of Carlos Corberan’s top performers.

With just one year left on his deal it means that any move for the 22-year-old could be heavily discounted making him a strong cut-price option for Huddersfield’s Yorkshire rivals, but while Norris has said that he would be a good signing, the former midfielder has cast doubt over his ability to make the same sort of impact as England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Speaking to Football Fancast, Norris said: “Whether he can come in and have as big an impact as Kalvin [Phillips], would be a little bit of a risk, and I’m not sure it would get fans excited, but as a young player with potential, it would be a good signing.”

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Goalkeeper, left in 2015, now plays for Cardiff City

The verdict

Lewis O’Brien would be a really smart addition for Leeds United.

The midfielder has shown real quality for Huddersfield Town over the last 12 months and I believe he’s certainly someone who is capable of thriving at a higher level.

It might take a little bit of time to adapt to Marcelo Bielsa’s way of playing but given his tenacity and technical ability I’ve no doubt that he has the makings of a Premier League player in the future.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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