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Nottingham Forest eyeing Lewis O’Brien swoop

Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien.

What’s the news?

According to journalist Alan Nixon from his Patreon page (via Nottingham Forest News), the Midlands club are looking to add the midfielder to Steve Cooper’s squad in addition to Harry Toffolo.

As a product of Huddersfield’s youth system, the 23-year-old has gone on to make 131 senior appearances for the Yorkshire club across all competitions.

In those appearances, the Englishman has found the net eight times and delivered ten assists in the process.

Cooper would love him

Last season saw O’Brien show just how important he was for the Terriers and how much of a capable player he is.

Having played more minutes in the Championship than any other Huddersfield player, the midfielder won more tackles (59) than any of his teammates.

His overall performances earned him a solid season rating of 7.09/10, making him the highest-rated outfield player at the club according to WhoScored.

In the recent Championship play-off final, which saw Forest beat the Yorkshire club to secure their place in the Premier League, O’Brien once again showed how impressive he is on and off the ball.

The Englishman successfully completed all four dribbles he attempted, in addition to winning ten of the 13 ground duels he was involved in.

This display ultimately earned the player an overall match rating of 7/10 from SofaScore, making him the second-highest rated Huddersfield player on the day.

Would you take Lewis O'Brien at Forest?





This backs up why Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberan described the midfielder as an “exceptional” player.

Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that the Huddersfield star certainly has what it takes to be a standout player in the Championship and therefore could be ready to make a name for himself in the Premier League.

Therefore, it would presumably be an exciting prospect for Forest manager Steve Cooper to have a player like O’Brien in his ranks that he can help develop and grow into a top-flight star.

With a reported price tag of £10m, this is an investment that the newly-promoted side should definitely consider making as the potential benefits could be massive for the club on the pitch.

AND in other news: “Advanced talks”: Sky Sports journo drops claim that’ll leave Forest supporters gutted

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