Huddersfield Town manager Carlos Corberan insists that he wants midfielder Lewis O’Brien to stay at the club.
Those claims come amid reports this summer linking the 22-year-old with a move to Leeds United.
With Leeds seemingly still in need of some extra options in midfield this summer, O’Brien has emerged as a potential target for the Whites.
It was reported over the weekend that Leeds have stepped up talks with Huddersfield about the signing of O’Brien this summer.
The Terriers are said to be holding out for a fee of around £10million for the midfielder, although it seems Corberan is hopeful he will still be able to call on O’Brien after the transfer window closes.
Speaking about the future of the 22-year-old, Corberan was quoted by Yorkshire Live (01/08, 15:39) as saying: “I understand that there is speculation around Lewis, he is a fantastic player. We want to keep Lewis at the club.”
As things stand, there is a year remaining on O’Brien’s contract at Huddersfield, although they do have the option to extend that by a further 12 months.
I don’t think you can blame Corberan for this stance.
O’Brien is a key player for Huddersfield, and one who could be vital to their chances of being competitive in the Championship next season.
As a result, it makes absolute sense for Corberan to want to keep hold of him, although that may be out of his hands if a good enough offer comes in for him.
Leeds are a team who you do feel may be able to do that, so despite the wishes of the Huddersfield boss, this may still be one to keep an eye on over the next month.