Leeds told to pay £20m to seal O'Brien deal after source's update - pundit
Kevin Campbell claims Leeds need to be prepared to shell out if they want to secure the services of Lewis O’Brien.
The Arsenal icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on the Huddersfield midfielder.
Speaking to BBC Sport (9 September), Huddersfield chairman Phil Hodgkinson confirmed Leeds had tabled four bids, the latest worth £13million.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club will keep a dialogue open over a move for the 22-year-old heading in the January window.
The midfielder remains in Marcelo Bielsa’s sights and a winter deal is a possibility.
Last month, this site revealed O’Brien had told Terriers chiefs he is “very keen” on heading to Elland Road.
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O’Brien has so far made five appearances this season, scoring one goal and registering one assist.
Campbell claims it may take a bid of up to £20million to steal O’Brien away from Huddersfield.
“I think that’s really just telling Leeds to up their bid,” Campbell told Football Insider assistant editor Dylan Childs.
“What we do know is it’s a championship player at a good club with Premier League interest.
“When that is the scenario, you better get the cheque book out.
“You are not getting him for cheap. So around £15million or £20million will probably do the business.”
The midfielder has entered the final year of his contract with Huddersfield.
The Championship side has the option to extend his deal a further year.