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Wolves reportedly among the clubs chasing midfielder O'Brien

Wolves are among the clubs chasing Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien ahead of a summer move, as per TeamTalk.

They report that clubs including West Ham and Leeds are keen on the Terriers’ 23-year-old with an eye on the next transfer window.

Crystal Palace, Burnley, Norwich and Bournemouth are also in the hunt, although the latter three clubs could all be in the second tier next term.

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Players such as Ollie Watkins and Jarrod Bowen have made the step up to the Premier League from the Championship in recent seasons.

There is no reason why that is not a market Wolves could exploit, especially as O’Brien reportedly has a £12 million release clause.

After talk of Renato Sanches, a Championship midfielder may feel underwhelming but he could be a good fit at a decent price.

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Former Huddersfield goalkeeper Matt Glennon – now a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds – has said that O’Brien is not only ‘technically outstanding’ but also full of energy.

“I feel Lewis is ready to make the step up because he’s proved himself a very good player,” said Glennon. “Three seasons ago, he went to Bradford City on loan and, despite them getting relegated, he was their stand-out player.”

“He has so much energy, a real willingness to get on the ball, and is technically outstanding. He drives forward and is not scared of a tackle. Lewis is one of those players who never stops and that’s a great attribute to have.”

Luke Cundle’s emergence may mean that Wolves’ need for a new central midfielder is less pressing but Joao Moutinho’s contract situation remains unresolved and Bruno Lage does need more depth.