An update has emerged on Leeds target Lewis O’Brien, regarding his thoughts on a move to the club.
What’s the talk?
The report claims Leeds have offered the Championship a structured deal of £10m, but Huddersfield want more money up-front in order to bolster their own squad this window.
Should Leeds sign O’Brien?
Fans will be buzzing
Leeds fans will be buzzing with this news as it shows a desire from the player to play for their club. He is not coming to Elland Road for a paycheck, he wants to play for the Lillywhites and the report says that he is willing to bide his time in order to get a chance in the starting XI.
This also means that he would not arrive and expect to immediately start. He is prepared to be patient and this would allow Marcelo Bielsa to take his time with him, working with him in training to make sure he knows exactly what he needs to do on the pitch.
Huddersfield writer Steven Chicken hailed the midfielder earlier this year and praised his wholehearted nature on the pitch.
He said: “Former Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley often praised O’Brien as being ‘like having two players’, with the midfielder receiving particular praise from his manager and fans alike for his ability and willingness to rush back and win the ball with a clean sliding tackle whenever his side were caught on the counter-attack.
“He certainly has the potential to be (a Premier League player), if he’s not already. His fitness is incredible and he just never seems to get tired, which is one of the biggest difficulties Championship players have when stepping up to the Premier League.
“He’s never going to be a big glamorous name in the Premier League, but he is the kind of wholehearted, committed player that managers love because they do so much of the hard work that helps other players to shine.”
This further goes to show that O’Brien has the attitude required to succeed at Leeds. These comments from Chicken suggest that he has the work rate on and off the pitch to put in a shift for his side whilst improving himself on the training pitch, which Bielsa could love as it shows that he is a coachable talent.
Therefore, supporters will be delighted with this latest update on O’Brien. Leeds are working on an agreement with Huddersfield and the player wants it to happen, so hopefully Victor Orta can get this over the line in the coming weeks.