By Pranav Shahaney

14th Feb, 2022 | 7:03pm

Barry Anderson shares how Leeds United could have signed Lewis O'Brien

Leeds United could have secured the services of Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien if they offered more funds.

That’s according to David Anderson from The Mirror, who claims that the Whites only missed out on the services of the Englishman.

The 23-year-old was a summer target for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but the club failed to get his services over the line.

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Anderson said, “It was a strange one at the time because Leeds could have got him if they had have offered that little bit more.”

Big blow

Central midfield has been a position of concern since the summer Leeds secured promotion into the Premier League.

At the time, Rodrigo de Paul and Michael Cuisance appeared to be primary targets and both transfers looked likely to happen.

It seemed that Victor Orta and co would rue from their mistakes one year hence, but that clearly did not happen.

The O’Brien saga dragged on longer than it should’ve and as was the case with De Paul, it failed to happen because the adequate funds had not been offered.

Not only would the 23-year-old solve Leeds’ midfield conundrum, he would also add that extra bite in the final third.

Despite his lack of Premier League experience, he’s made a name for himself as being an all-action midfielder in the Championship.

Goals and assists are almost a given with O’Brien and given the injuries Leeds have suffered this season, he would’ve been a perfect option for them.

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