Report: Leeds may yet sign Lewis O'Brien for initial £5m
Huddersfield Town may yet lower their asking price for Lewis O’Brien with The Sun reporting that the door may open for Leeds United to sign the midfielder for an initial £5 million.
It looks set to be a quiet end to the window at Elland Road. Marcelo Bielsa hinted during the week that the Whites may be done in the market.
However, if there is one player who could yet join Leeds, perhaps it may be O’Brien.
It was previously reported that Leeds are expected to make a £7 million bid for the 22-year-old.
Interestingly, The Sun hints Crystal Palace closing in on Will Hughes may hand Leeds a boost.
Palace want O’Brien, so a move for Hughes would likely take them out of the race for the Terriers man.
And it is suggested that may lead to Huddersfield asking for less. According to The Sun, a £5 million offer from Leeds that could rise to £8 million may be enough.
Leeds could do with further signing in midfield as Whites receive Lewis O’Brien boost
The early stages of this season have hinted that Leeds could do with another signing in midfield.
Both Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas have impressed at times in the opening two games. But there have also been times when Leeds have looked vulnerable in the middle of the park.
So signing someone with O’Brien’s energy would surely be a boost.
He is not yet the finished article. And, having not had a pre-season at Leeds, he would need time to prove himself to Bielsa.
But it does seem that a lot of fans would be disappointed if further signings did not arrive before the deadline passed.
So if Huddersfield are ready to lower their demands, Leeds surely have to act swiftly.