Leeds could be left with regret if West Ham end up winning the race to sign Lewis O’Brien from Huddersfield Town in the summer.

The Sun claimed that Leeds had a chance to sign the 23-year-old midfielder in January but refused to pay his release clause.

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And now West Ham could beat the Whites to O’Brien’s signature in the summer.

TeamTALK claims that Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the Huddersfield ace to the London Stadium before the start of next season.

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The Sun reckons that O’Brien will cost around £10 million in the summer.

We think that the Colchester-born star would be a superb addition for the Hammers. At the same time though, Leeds may be left with huge regrets…

West Ham and Leeds battling for O’Brien signature

Central midfield is definitely an area where David Moyes will want to improve next season.

Mark Noble is set to hang up his boots at the the end of this season whilst Alex Kral will most likely be sent back to Spartak Moscow after an underwhelming loan spell at the London Stadium.

So there is every chance that Huddersfield star Lewis O’Brien is seen as the ideal summer signing by David Moyes.

He could very well be the perfect addition for the East London outfit.

Huddersfield are currently chasing promotion to the top flight and the 23-year-old has played a key role for them this season.

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He is very versatile and can play in central midfield or at left-back or left-wing.

O’Brien has bagged two goals and two assists in 30 Championship outings for the Terriers. During those appearances, the Colchester-born star has averaged 2.5 tackles, one dribble and one clearance per game. He has made 38.9 passes per match on average and has recorded a 77.4% pass completion rate (Who Scored).

He obviously has a lot of talent and his versatility will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes.

The Huddersfield ace has the kind of ability needed to succeed in the Premier League and he certainly has the talent needed to go on and become a truly top-class player, as long as he continues to apply himself properly off the pitch of course…

We think that £10 million would be great value for O’Brien. He is exactly the kind of signing that West Ham should be making. And if the 23-year-old does end up plying his trade at the London Stadium next season, Leeds may well regret not having pushed harder to sign him in January.

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