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Report: Newcastle could make move for 22-year-old midfielder

Newcastle United may reportedly make a move this summer to try sign midfielder Lewis O’Brien from Championship club Huddersfield Town.

According to the Sun, Huddersfield face a tough battle to keep hold of the 22-year-old after his impressive individual season with them.

It is understood that he’s a 4million-rated youngster.

The report claims Magpies boss Steve Bruce believes that he could help strengthen the squad at St James’ Park without costing a fortune, and the Toon may make a move to sign him at the end of the season.

Additionally, Newcastle could struggle to meet the £20million valuation on their number one target Joe Willock, who has been brilliant for them in the second half of the season since joining on loan from Arsenal, and the Huddersfield man is a potential alternative.

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O’Brien, who has three goals and three assists in the league this season, is an all-action central midfielder that is extremely highly rated.

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TBR’s View:

If O’Brien is signed as a cheaper alternative to Willock, it won’t go down well with Newcastle supporters.

The £4million-rated Huddersfield ace could turn out to be a bargain addition, but fans want to see some ambition shown and have Willock return to Tyneside on a permanent basis.

Newcastle do have a fairly strong XI that can be competitive in the Premier League when everyone is fit, but there is no doubt the squad needs strengthening in the midfield and offensive areas.

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