Huddersfield Town ace Lewis O’Brien has emerged as a transfer target for Premier League Sheffield United.
According to the print edition of The Sun (19/04, page 58), the Blades are keen on raiding their Yorkshire rivals, with O’Brien impressing for Town in the Championship this season, despite his side’s struggles adapting to life back in the second-tier.
It is claimed that the Blades are hoping to complete a bargain deal for O’Brien, with the current worldwide situation expected to lead to a drop in the market value.
O’Brien, 21, has featured in 29 of Town’s 37 Championship fixtures this season, with the midfielder scoring two goals in the process and registering a single assist.
In addition to that, O’Brien has shown his versatility within the midfield, proving to be equally capable in a holding role or the No.10 position, with his energy unrivalled within the Huddersfield camp under Danny Cowley.
For Sheffield United, the signing of O’Brien would continue Chris Wilder’s trend of recruiting from within the Championship, with Oli McBurnie, Callum Robinson and Luke Freeman amongst those to move to Bramall Lane after progressing through the EFL.
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O’Brien is a real talent that’s impressed so much at Huddersfield this season, despite the fact that Danny Cowley’s side are emerged in the Championship’s relegation battle.
His energy is so impressive, whilst determination has made him a real standout in the Championship.
The Premier League might feel a step too far at this stage, but at 21, O’Brien has the scope to be a real hit in the Premier League.
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