David Norris doesn’t think that signing Lewis O’Brien would excite the Elland Road faithful and believes that it would be a risky addition.
Marcelo Bielsa has already added highly-rated Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo to his squad, whilst he finally secured the permanent services of Jack Harrison from Manchester City following three previous loan spells.
And according to The Sun, the Argentine is looking to add Huddersfield midfielder O’Brien to his squad after impressing in the last two seasons since coming through the ranks for the Terriers.
Leeds desperately need a player to cover for Kalvin Phillips, and whilst O’Brien has never played in the top-flight, he’s held his own at Championship level – and could be available on the cheap given he’s out of contract in 2022.
O’Brien scored and assisted three times in 44 Championship appearances last season, although with Leeds looking to challenge for Europe next term, Norris exclusively told Football FanCast that he would be an underwhelming signing:
“Whether he can come in and have as big an impact as Kalvin [Phillips], would be a little bit of a risk, and I’m not sure it would get fans excited, but as a young player with potential, it would be a good signing.”