Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan is keen to keep hold of midfielder Lewis O’Brien, amid interest from Leeds United this summer.
O’Brien has been with the Terriers since coming through their academy ranks and has gone on to make 82 appearances for the club’s first-team over the years, and it appears as though his recent showings haven’t gone unnoticed.
The 22-year-old has featured for the Yorkshire-based side in pre-season, but it remains to be seen as to where his future lies at this moment in time.
Leeds United are rumoured to be keen on a deal to sign O’Brien before the transfer window closes, but it doesn’t seem as though they’ll have it all their way in terms of coming to an agreement for the midfielder.
Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan has recently revealed that he is keen to keep O’Brien at the club moving forwards, despite interest from Premier League teams.
“I understand that there is speculation around Lewis, he is a fantastic player. We want to keep Lewis at the club.”
It was a frustrating season for the John Smith’s Stadium faithful to witness last season, as Huddersfield Town finished 20th in the Championship table, in what was a forgetful campaign on the pitch.
O’Brien was one of the few bright sparks for the Terriers though, as he chipped in with three goals and three assists for Carlos Corberan’s side in the 2020/21 campaign.
The midfielder had an average Whoscored rating of 6.81 from that season, which put him third on the list of highest-ranked Huddersfield players.
Huddersfield have seen plenty of key players depart the club in recent seasons, and they’ll be keen for their side to show their resolve in holding out for a sizeable fee for O’Brien’s services.
You couldn’t blame the midfielder for being tempted by a move to Elland Road, as it would present him with the ideal opportunity to further his career under the management of Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League.
But the Whites are seemingly going to have a fight on their hands when it comes to trying to land his signature this summer, with Corberan voicing his intentions to keep O’Brien with them ahead of the new Championship season.
This news will be exciting to hear for Huddersfield supporters this summer, as it’s showing that they’ve got ambition moving forwards, and that O’Brien will hopefully have an important role to play in their future.
O’Brien has a transfer value of £2.7million according to Transfermarkt, but you would imagine that Huddersfield if they do decide to sell, will be demanding a much higher fee than that, especially when they’re so close to the new league campaign getting underway and given how they’re keen to keep O’Brien at the club.