Sheffield United are expected to make a move for Huddersfield Town attacking midfielder Lewis O’Brien when the transfer window reopens, according to reports in the UK.
The 21-year-old has been on the Blades’ radar for quite a while, but up until now, they have been reluctant to table an offer for the player with the Terriers’ asking price proving to be too high.
However, the impact of the global health crisis means Championship teams like Huddersfield will be under pressure to sell their players for below their market value, and United look set to take advantage of the situation.
O’Brien spent last season out on loan at Bradford City, but he returned to the John Smith’s Stadium at the start of this campaign to become a first-team regular.
The midfielder has made 30 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring two goals and contributing three assists. He generally plays as a number 10, but he can also play out wide.