Huddersfield Town boss provides update on Lewis O’Brien amid Leeds United transfer link

Leeds United are reportedly looking at adding an extra midfielder to their squad before the transfer window slams shut on August 31.

The Whites have recently been linked with signing Josh Brownhill from Burnley and Huddersfield Town’s Lewis O’Brien, but the clock is slowly ticking down until deadline day.

It’s poised be a busy 11 days at Elland Road as Marcelo Bielsa tries to strengthen his ranks ahead of a busy Premier League campaign.

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Ever since Conor Gallagher turned down the Whites’ offer of a season-long loan and moved to Crystal Palace, O’Brien has been rumoured as the main target to fill their midfield vacancy.

Predominately more centrally based, the 22-year-old can also play in a more advanced role, similar to Mateusz Klich.

O’Brien has already played 129 senior games and is slowly becoming an experienced face in a youthful Terriers side, proving how much he’s developed since he made his debut back in 2018.

For comparison, Jamie Shackleton – a player only a year younger than O’Brien – has made just 71 competitive appearances – with most of those coming off the bench.

Despite Leeds’ interest in the highly-rated midfielder, Huddersfield are reportedly reluctant to sell the £7m-rated man and Carlos Corberan has been speaking about him in his press conference ahead of his team’s Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United.

When asked about O’Brien’s transfer status, Corberan said: “He continues to be one of our players and I continue to be focused on working with him and him helping the team.”

He is expected to feature for Huddersfield against the Blades on Saturday but Leeds still remain interested in bringing a midfielder through the door before the window shuts.

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