By Craig Scott

30th Jan, 2022 | 12:10pm

Leeds United ready last-ditch £10m bid to sign Lewis O'Brien from Huddersfield

Leeds United are readying a £10million bid to finally sign Lewis O’Brien from Huddersfield Town, according to The Sun on Sunday.

The newspaper reported on 30 January via their print edition [page 62] that Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds’ chiefs are prepared to trigger the 23-year-old’s £10million release clause at Huddersfield.

Leeds were strongly linked with O’Brien in the summer but he’s since signed a new contract that has this release clause included.

Are we finally getting our man?

Leeds were very strongly linked with O’Brien in the summer with the Yorkshire club reportedly bidding for him back then.

However, as reported by Phil Hay in August on The Athletic website, Leeds were unwilling to match Huddersfield’s £8million valuation of their star midfielder.

Hay said Leeds viewed that as being too costly for O’Brien but since then, he’s signed a new contract that contains this supposed release clause and played a major role in Huddersfield’s promotion push.

As it stands, the Terriers are seventh in the Championship table, level on points with fifth-placed West Brom.

O’Brien has played 27 times in the league this term for Huddersfield, playing 90 minutes in all but the first three matches of the campaign when he was injured.

He’s a proper central midfielder who can also play in a deeper role and he’s wore the captain’s armband.

O’Brien is also young and is someone who Bielsa clearly rates.

It all makes sense and we would be more than happy to see £10million spent on him either today or tomorrow.

In other Leeds United news, a big-name midfielder has been offered to the Whites ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.