Lewis O’Brien has continued to put in some superb showings for Huddersfield in the Championship this year – and Marcelo Bielsa is still intrigued by the proposition of bringing him in, as reported by Pete O’Rourke to GiveMeSport.
The 23-year-old has been a regular in the Terriers’ first-team this season so far, featuring in 21 games this campaign. Despite being a midfielder, he’s even chipped in with two goals and one assist and has played a big part in leading his side into the top half of the table.
His impressive displays for the club in the second tier have made him one of the brightest in his position in the entire league – and it has also led to interest from afar.
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One side that has been continually linked with a move for O’Brien is Leeds, who are now plying their trade in the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa has been building a squad capable of staying in the top tier and they’ve been struggling to do that so far this season – so recruitments may be needed.
O’Brien is still one name that Bielsa is eager to bring in it appears too, as Pete O’Rourke has told GiveMeSport that the player is ‘definitely still on the list’ for Leeds and depends on whether ‘the price is right.’
Huddersfield will likely not want to let one of their star men depart, especially halfway into the season. However, if a sizeable offer does come in, then the Terriers’ may not be in a position to turn down a bid from them.
Lewis O’Brien is one player that Huddersfield should not sell at any price in the winter window – unless, of course, it is a fairly big offer.
The midfielder is a star man for his current club and to let him leave halfway through a campaign could be a huge blow. The player is a valuable asset to have in the team and they would need to find a replacement almost straight away.
However, the club are not in a position where they could reject a big seven-figure bid. If Leeds can stump up the funds, then they may have to start hunting for a player to replace him.
The more ideal scenario for the team would be to let him leave in summer, when they can utilise him for the rest of the campaign and ensure they have a name in place to come in and replace him while O’Brien is sold.