By Mark Smith

1st Aug, 2021 | 7:10am

Leeds could complete Lewis O'Brien move with relative ease - Alan Nixon

Leeds United wouldn’t find it difficult to sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien this summer.

That’s according to Alan Nixon, who believes the deal could happen easily should it start to gather pace this month.

The Sun journalist has shared the Whites’ interest in O’Brien for many weeks now, although it isn’t believed to be “serious” as of yet.

Writing on his personal Twitter account this weekend, Nixon responded to a fan with the state of play around the potential deal.

“Shouldn’t be difficult if Leeds want to do it,” he wrote.

“Still waiting for it to get serious all the same.”

No difficulty.

There appears to be a lot of spinning plates at Elland Road, right now.

After Conor Gallagher snubbed a loan move to West Yorkshire, Victor Orta was sent back to square one in his midfielder hunt.

Two names on the table are O’Brien and Manchester City’s Yangel Herrera, and it appears to be between the two.

Football Insider has reported that the Whites are in talks with the Huddersfield man, and that could suggest he is closing in.

They also insist that O’Brien is keen on the switch across West Yorkshire, something that only backs up Nixon’s latest claims online.

The only hurdle left could be agreeing on a fee with Carlos Corberan and the Terriers as we push forward with our plans.

Orta never stops working, and Gallagher’s last-minute switch shouldn’t have affected his plans too much – he is far too good for that.

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