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Report: Lewis O'Brien to sign new deal after Leeds summer interest

Lewis O’Brien is set to sign a new contract with Huddersfield Town after failing to secure a move to Leeds United in the summer, according to a report from The Sun (5/9; page 61).

For much of the window, it appeared that O’Brien would end up moving to Elland Road.

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Marcelo Bielsa’s side were searching for a new face to add to their midfield options. And O’Brien looked to be their top target.

It was even suggested that an initial £5 million may be enough to get a deal across the line. However, the deadline passed with Carlos Corberan still able to call upon O’Brien.

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And it now seems that the youngster is ready to commit to a longer stay at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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The Sun reports that he is set to sign a new deal with the Terriers. His current deal expires next year, but Huddersfield have the option to extend his terms by a further season.

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As the deadline day move for Dan James proved, Leeds are more than happy to reignite interest in former targets.

For that reason, it is surely not of the question for the Whites to set their sights on a future move for O’Brien if they feel they need further reinforcements in that area of the pitch.

Players such as Robin Koch and Ben White were on the radar long before they ended up at Elland Road.

So O’Brien signing a new contract may not prove to be the end of the story by any stretch.

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