Huddersfield Town make Lewis O’Brien selection decision amid Leeds United transfer speculation

Lewis O’Brien has been named in Huddersfield Town’s starting XI for their match against Preston North End despite growing links over a move to Leeds United.

The Whites have been heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old in recent weeks, with the Terriers confirming they have rejected two bids for his services this summer.

Whilst Leeds weren’t name-checked on either offer, our sister title, Yorkshire Live, report that O’Brien is edging close to a move to Elland Road, following reports from the Telegraph that a £7million fee had been agreed.

O’Brien has missed Huddersfield’s opening two Championship matches after testing positive for COVID-19 but is involved from the start against Preston despite increased speculation.

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“I was watching one player who was working very hard to come in and help the team (in training on Sunday) and the player was exactly in the same way (today),” Carlos Corberan told the media on Monday in his pre-match press conference.

“He is very focused and determined to help the team tomorrow in the minutes that he can play.

“It is about the mental and physical possibilities of the player. The only doubt or test that we are going to need the answer to tomorrow to is the physical one because mentally he is 100 per cent ready to play the game.

“The only question mark is how his physical condition is.”

O’Brien has one year left on his Huddersfield Town deal, though the club hold the option to extend that by a further 12 months.

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