By Mark Smith

25th Aug, 2021 | 6:10pm

Alan Nixon suggests potential Leeds United transfer team rift

Leeds United have been strongly linked with Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien all summer.

The Telegraph even suggested at one stage that the Whites were closing in on a £7million deal plus add-ons.

That has since been shut down, with the suggestion that Marcelo Bielsa may get no first-team signings before the deadline.

Alan Nixon has been close to the story all summer, and the Sun journalist has now made the interesting suggestion that there could be a rift within the transfer team at Elland Road.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, the Sun journalist shared the theory that may explain the lack of movement.

“Possible,” he wrote.

“Although you wonder whether all of the Leeds transfer team are behind this one.”

Really?

Angus Kinnear has been clear that if the right deal comes up for Leeds, they will be ready to take advantage of it during this window.

Given that, Huddersfield’s asking price may be way above what the Whites value O’Brien at, and that is as simple as it could be.

None of this potential rift between Victor Orta and his staff, they just don’t want to be taken for a ride in negotiations and pay over the odds.

With Adam Forshaw returning to start his first game in nearly two years last night against Crewe, the transfer team could now be thinking twice.

The midfielder could act as a new signing, and is there any need to bring in someone such as O’Brien now? Time will tell.

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