EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Huddersfield have opened talks with midfielder Lewis O’Brien over a new contract, Football Insider understands.
O’Brien, 20, is highly rated within the corridors of power at Huddersfield and the club are keen to tie him down to a new deal.
He still has two years to run on his current agreement, but a Terriers source has told Football Insider the club regard it as a priority to tie him down to a long-term contract.
O’Brien has come through the ranks at Huddersfield and has yet to make his first-team debut, but has twice won the club’s academy player of the season.
The midfield dynamo spent last season on loan at Bradford City in League One and he made 46 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals and providing three assists.
O’Brien has returned to Huddersfield after his loan spell and he has impressed Terriers boss Jan Siewert in pre-season.
There is a growing likelihood he could be involved in the manager’s plans for the new season in the Championship rather than go out on loan gain.
In other Huddersfield news, it can be REVEALED that the club have rejected an offer for £6million player.