Wolves and Bruno Lage have made no secret of their intentions in the transfer window, and have been linked with numerous players over the last few months, with a midfielder now making it onto the list of speculated transfer targets potentially making a move to the Molineux.
According to TEAMtalk, Wolves are reported to be amongst many clubs trying to secure the signature of Huddersfield Town midfielder, Lewis O’Brien.
Wolves are suggested to be one of five clubs interested in the 23-year-old Championship player, who has put in a number of impressive performances this season, that has aroused interest from top-flight clubs.
The report states that the Terriers value the midfielder at £15m, and with Leeds United allegedly already putting in a £13m bid, Wolves will need to work fast to secure a deal if they are indeed interested.
O’Brien has been a wonderful player in recent campaigns, leading to praise by many, including Huddersfield head coach, Carlos Corberan, who hailed him “very special.”
With his praise and statistics in mind, he could be an ideal replacement for one of Lage’s midfield titans.
Leander Dendoncker has failed to impress this season so far with former Wolves midfielder, Dave Edwards, claiming “he hasn’t hit the levels” at Wolves this season so far.
“I also think they need another midfielder. Neves and Moutinho are very technical and Dendoncker is a little bit different, but he’s not hit the levels to make Wolves a better team.”
Other than Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves, the 26-year-old is the only real central midfield option but doesn’t offer anything in the way of creativity going forward, with no goals and one big chance missed already this season, as much as he delivers in his defensive attributes, lacking consistency in his performances.
Wolves could really do with adding a more creative midfielder to their team, to take the pressure off Dendoncker having to cover for his more creative midfield peers Moutinho and Neves, with creativity a weakened attribute in the defensive midfielder’s game.
The Huddersfield Town star could be the perfect solution to Lage’s problem with his lack of depth in midfield, and would really take the pressure off if there was a potential injury threat that could hinder the progress of the team in the second half of the season.
After all, he has registered one key pass and 2.8 tackles per game this term, far more than the man he could replace.
Wolves’ Belgium international, for instance, has registered 0.4 key passes and 1.4 tackles a match. With that in mind, Jeff Shi and co simply has to swoop for O’Brien.