By Mark Smith

8th Nov, 2021 | 9:10am

Leeds could sign Lewis O'Brien for £10million in January

Leeds United could sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien for £10million in the upcoming January window, according to The Sun.

The Whites were hot on the trail of the 23-year-old over the summer, but couldn’t agree on a price to get a deal over the line.

Reliable journalist, Alan Nixon has shared that a move could be reignited at a cheaper price due to Phil Hodgkinson’s financial troubles.

Sharing in his latest column this weekend, Nixon shared that clubs could be set to try their luck at a cheaper price.

“Huddersfield star Lewis O’Brien can move in the window for a fixed fee of £10million,” he wrote. “Midfield dynamo O’Brien signed a new deal in the summer when Leeds United tried for him but that agreement included a price clause in his terms.

“And, with Terriers owner Phil Hodgkinson having trouble in his business empire, there could be bidders trying their luck for the 23-year-old in the New Year.”

Smart move?

Sunday finally saw Adam Forshaw start a game for Leeds, and it was a massive occasion as he certainly shined.

It ended more than two years of torment and injury hell at Elland Road, and handed Marcelo Bielsa a real boost.

Does that instantly paper over the cracks though? We think not.

Mateusz Klich has been nowhere near his best and Stuart Dallas has been forced to play at full-back for most of the season – another midfielder in January could be critical.

O’Brien has been brilliant for Huddersfield and looks like the type of player on paper that would thrive working under Bielsa.

Given that Hodgkinson is said to be struggling financially too, the Whites could look to take advantage with a deal under £10million – it may be hard to turn down.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Merson has dropped a huge transfer claim on one Whites star with an imminent exit on the cards