By Nick Ware

13th Aug, 2021 | 6:30am

Carlos Corberan speaks out over Leeds United target Lewis O'Brien

Huddersfield Town manager Carlos Corberan says he has not discussed Lewis O’Brien’s future with the midfielder amid intense Leeds United speculation.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Elland Road this summer, with talk growing louder over the last few weeks and reports of a bid being tabled.

However, speaking at his press conference prior to Huddersfield’s Championship fixture on Saturday, ex-Leeds under-23s boss Corberan has played down the possibility of an imminent exit from the Terriers.

Yorkshire Post journalist Leon Wobschall wrote on his personal Twitter profile [12/08/21]: “Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan says there have been no talks with Leeds United target Lewis O’Brien on his future.

“The player had another Covid test yesterday and has finished his isolation process and Corberan is hopeful he will return to the team soon.”

Hush-hush

If there were talks between Corberan and O’Brien the Spaniard is hardly likely to come out and say that there has been.

That would only add to the current whispers and potentially distract O’Brien if and when he returns to the pitch following his isolation period.

It can’t be easy to stay focused when one of the biggest clubs in the country are heavily linked with a move, and it’s right to keep things under wraps until anything is agreed or finalised.

With Corberan’s previous links to Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa will be kept well-informed over events at Huddersfield, and is sure to have an advantage over any other suitors for the midfielder.

It seems to be all up to the Whites to make an acceptable bid for his services – if one does indeed come in, O’Brien surely won’t need to hold talks with his manager or club, he’ll be desperate to make the move to Leeds and the Premier League.

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