O'Brien tipped to 'sign for Leeds next year' after terms agreed - pundit
Lewis O’Brien “could still end up at Leeds United next season” despite his new contract with Huddersfield Town.
That is the view of former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Whites’ pursuit of the 22-year-old in light of recent events.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side failed with four bids of up to £13million for the Terriers midfielder in the summer window.
O’Brien was keen on a move to Elland Road last month.
However, today he put pen to paper on a new four-year deal at The John Smith’s Stadium.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Leeds’ hopes of signing O’Brien had gone, Campbell said: “No, no, he could still sign for Leeds next year.
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“He has signed a new contract to up his money and make sure that Huddersfield can get the fee that they want. If Leeds come in they are going to have to come in correct.
“At the end of the day it is easy to say he shouldn’t have signed a new contract but if Leeds really want him they will come in with a bid that satisfies Huddersfield.
“Listen, he has done the right thing by signing a new contract. If Leeds want him they will get him. Let’s see how it goes.”
On his personal Twitter page, O’Brien wrote: “Delighted to extend my stay at Huddersfield until 2025.
“Looking forward to the coming years, the hard work continues.”