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West Brom can land dream Sawyers replacement with Lewis O’Brien

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce spoke previously about the significant overhaul that he’s looking to oversee during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Having secured a deal to sign John Swift on a free transfer from Reading last month, this shows just how eager the club have been to get new faces through the door quickly.

Would Lewis O'Brien be a good signing for WBA?





On the flip side, the Baggies did release some big names from the club in recent weeks such as Andy Carroll, Sam Johnstone and Romaine Sawyers.

Regarding any potential future recruitment from the club this summer, one player who has been linked with a move to The Hawthorns recently and who could be an ideal replacement for Sawyers in particular is Lewis O’Brien.

Having played in 123 Championship games throughout his career, with eight goals and 10 assists to his name, the 23-year-old certainly has the experience to come in and be a fine addition to Bruce’s side.

His latest season with Huddersfield Town saw the midfielder play a big part in their campaign which saw the Terriers make it all the way to Wembley for the play-Off final, only to then fall at the final hurdle and miss out on securing their place in the Premier League.

In 46 league appearances in the current campaign, O’Brien highlighted what a capable all-around midfielder he is by scoring three goals and providing three assists.

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He also racked up 48 shots at goal, 31 crosses and 33 interceptions and won 59 tackles, totally eclipsing Sawyers for each of these statistics as the former Baggies midfielder spent the season on loan with Stoke City.

Ending the campaign as Huddersfield’s highest-rated outfield player according to WhoScored also shows how capable O’Brien is of performing at a high level in the Championship.

Labelled a “very special” player by Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan, the 23-year-old could be a significant prospective signing for the Baggies this summer as Bruce looks to build a side capable of reaching promotion back to the Premier League.

With a reported price tag of £10m, this is a deal that West Brom should be all over as they continue their summer overhaul ahead of the new season.

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Article title: West Brom can land dream Sawyers replacement with Lewis O’Brien

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