Alan Nixon has dropped an update on Leeds United’s pursuit of Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien.
Previously, writing via his official Twitter account, Nixon said that O’Brien was “very near” to the top of the short-list for Leeds this summer as they look to strengthen their midfield options ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
And now, the journalist has dropped an update on the situation, revealing that the Terriers ace may actually not be the man that the Whites go after, saying: “I think there’s somebody ahead of him on the shopping list”.
The news that Leeds have a name ahead of O’Brien on their list of targets is intriguing to say the least, with the Whites just a few weeks away from opening up their Premier League campaign against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have made some moves in the transfer window already, bringing in the likes of Amari Miller, Junior Firpo and Sean McGurk, but only one of those names you would consider a potential first-team starter next season.
In O’Brien, Leeds could find someone who could be ready to make that step up from the Championship to the Premier League, with Huddersfield Town writer Steven Chicken waxing lyrical about his potential.
He said: “He certainly has the potential to be (a Premier League player), if he’s not already. His fitness is incredible and he just never seems to get tired, which is one of the biggest difficulties Championship players have when stepping up to the Premier League.
“He’s never going to be a big glamorous name in the Premier League, but he is the kind of wholehearted, committed player that managers love because they do so much of the hard work that helps other players to shine.”
But with Nixon now claiming that Leeds have got their eye on someone else, it will certainly be intriguing for the club’s fans to see who the Whites have in mind as they look to beef up their midfield options.
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