Report: Nottingham Forest now want to sign 'very special' player, six months after Leeds nearly landed him
Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest are looking to try and sign Huddersfield midfielder, Lewis O’Brien, according to a report from The Sun.
O’Brien was integral for Huddersfield as they came within touching distance of being promoted to the Premier League, only to be seen off by Forest in the playoff final at Wembley. And now, The Sun claims it is Forest who are looking to push on and sign the £10m midfielder.
Forest’s interest comes just six months on from Leeds United declaring a heavy interest in O’Brien. He was thought to be wanted by Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road, but the Terriers managed to keep hold of their man and he was key in their charge to Wembley.
However, Huddersfield’s failure to win promotion will open the door and it looks like Forest are the team looking to make the biggest push. It’s claimed Forest will launch a £10m move for O’Brien, as Steve Cooper looks to complete a double swoop on the Terriers, with Harry Toffolo also on his wanted list.
Described as a ‘very special‘ talent by Carlos Corberan, there is a belief through the Championship that O’Brien is more than good enough to make the step into the top flight.
TBR’s View: O’Brien The Right Sort Of Target For Forest
Lewis O’Brien is one of the Championship’s best midfielders and it is little surprise to see Forest looking into the possibility of signing him.
Forest are looking at the right sort of player here. They need hungry players looking to make a point and prove themselves and O’Brien ticks so many boxes.
Further, at £10m, he is a bargain buy at this level. He is more than ready to make the step up and could be a shrewd addition for Steve Cooper’s side.
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