Sean Dyche Looking to Increase His Midfield Option With Lewis O’Brien
Reports on Yorkshire Live suggest that Burnley Football Club are targeting midfielder Lewis O’Brien, one of Huddersfield Town’s star performers who has been linked with a move away from the club. This isn’t the first time the Clarets have been linked with the midfielder in August there were rumblings of a similar move, but nothing materialised.
The added intrigue this time around however is that the Clarets are fresh from a takeover by new owners, ALK Capital have said that funds will be made available to Clarets’ chief Sean Dyche. New chairman Alan Pace recently said, “There are going to be a few things that surprise people we think it’s very different to what has gone before.”
O’Brien would fit in with Burnley’s previous model of attracting Championship players but whether he is a concrete target for Sean Dyche remains to be seen. Huddersfield Town would be loathe to lose one of their star assets. He would certainly command a big transfer fee, given his importance to the side and the fact he is under contract with Carlos Corberán’s side until the summer of 2022, his deal also has the option of an extra year.
Corberan is clearly a big fan of O’Brien, who scooped the club’s player of the year award last term. Speaking in November, Corberan said, “He is a special kind of player in terms of the effort he’s able to put in every day. He is special because of the humility that he has. We’re happy to have him because he’s one of the most important players here.”