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Leeds readying fresh swoop for Huddersfield star


 

Leeds United are ready to reignite their pursuit of Huddersfield Town star Lewis O'Brien, according to reports.

For those not aware, highly-regarded midfielder O'Brien was hotly tipped for an Elland Road switch throughout last summer's transfer window.

This came with Marcelo Bielsa understood to be a keen admirer of the 23-year-old's talents, and Leeds having long been sorely lacking in depth in the middle of the park.

In the end, a deal, evidently, could not be found, as the powers that be at Huddersfield were urged not to cave amid a concerted push on the part of their Yorkshire rivals.

As per a report from The Sun, however, the latest signals stemming from Elland Road point towards Leeds readying a renewed offer for O'Brien.

New Whites boss Jesse Marsch has too been left impressed by the Englishman's form at Kirklees Stadium, with a £10 million bid, in turn, said to be in the pipeline.

One potential issue for Leeds, however, comes in the form of Huddersfield's ongoing push for a return to the Premier League.

The Terriers are actually locked in action with Nottingham Forest at present, in the knowledge that a victory would see them guaranteed of a spot in England's top-flight for the 2022/23 campaign.

And, should Carlos Corberan's troops go on to emerge triumphant, then O'Brien is in line for a new contract, featuring a considerably higher release clause.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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