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Newcastle Again Linked With This Promising Championship Midfielder



In January, when Newcastle were on the prowl for a midfielder to add to the ranks, Huddersfield’s Lewis O’Brien was named as a potential target.

At the time, it was thought that Huddersfield could be forced to cash in on their Academy product due to his contract running out in 2022. However, it’s since come to light that Huddersfield may have an option to extend him to 2023.

The 22-year-old has excelled for Huddersfield over the past few seasons despite their struggles in the Championship. The Terriers may have a fight on their hands in holding on to O’Brien this summer.


The Sun is reporting that Newcastle are still interested in the tenacious midfielder. However, he may only be targetted if a deal for Joe Willock to return next season cannot be agreed with Arsenal.

The report cites Arsenal’s ยฃ20m valuation of Willock as being too much for Newcastle this summer. Bruce denied that Newcastle had been quoted that amount for Willock. During his press conference this morning, he seemed to be referencing another loan deal for the 21-year-old.

But if nothing can be worked out, O’Brien may be seen as a cheaper alternative at a reported ยฃ4m. He is the type of player, though without top-flight experience, who would add something to Newcastle’s midfield in that he can carry the ball forward and create while also being a ball-winner.

So while the prevailing hope is to get Willock back next season in some capacity, O’Brien is a promising young midfielder who has some versatility. He also may fit the Mike Ashley profile more than Southampton’s Mario Lemina, who could be available for ยฃ7m this summer should Fulham not take up their purchase option.

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344 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #82

    Catch you all later ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #83

    Rom

    I’ll have to hang back for the IPAs, daughter needs picking up later from her summer job, waitress at a local restaurant, they have loads of tables outside, people living nearby have complained to the council about the noise…

    of teeth chattering!

    6
  • Mund

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #84

    Hiya Romesh

    Later Romesh x

    1
  • coming home

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #85

    Carson

    Wor lass just come running like a giddy teenager saying she been speaking to Rafa,,well said hello and smiled lol

    3
  • Romford mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #86

    Wor

    Seriously ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1
  • Romford mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #87

    Mund

    Laters mate ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • Mund

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #88

    CH

    Quality that mate.

    Defo a sign that the missus of the poster who is called Coming Home saw Rafa! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    2
  • magscar

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #89

    Coming home

    Hoping your lass is PS to Charnley and at work

    1
  • coming home

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #90

    Mund

    I just bollicked her for not taking a pic and asking him a few questions lol

    3
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #91

    I want proof!

    How big were his hands?

    5
  • coming home

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #92

    Magscar

    Nah I wouldn’t let her work for penfold

    0
  • magscar

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #93

    CH

    sorry being selfish ๐Ÿ™‚

    0
  • coming home

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #94

    Wor B

    I told her she should of offered him a 3 ball with you and me

    1
  • WLtoon

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #95

    Evening all, that`s me off for 9 days and the weather is going to be shite apparently.
    As long as the boys put in a good display on Sunday and pick up at least a point i don`t give a Fu

    1
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #96

    Coming Home do you think there could be an announcement this weekend, funny coincidence Rafa in Toon and there’s a social media blackout.

    2
  • carltoon

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #97

    Carson80 i was young and foolish, but i definitely didn’t look, i just thought he was good looking, and a good footballer.

    2
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #98

    WLtoon get yourself under a beer garden tent with a patio heater and you’ll be right.

    1
  • carltoon

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #99

    CH. Oh I hope he’s home for good.

    3
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #100

    CH

    I think that offer would have been a ‘short blanket’ too far for him!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • coming home

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #101

    Carltoon

    So do I but probably just a shopping trip

    2
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #102

    Carltoon don’t worry hinny you don’t have to explain yourself to me, your posts make me laugh and you sound salt of the earth.

    2
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #103

    WLtoon

    You appear to have lost a couple letters from your key pad.

    Here, I’ll lend you some, no charge.

    nk

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #104

    Maybe he’s going to the game tomorrow – special guest and all that.

    Would that be allowed?

    2
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #105

    He’ll be a bit lonely if he turns up tomorrow Tackle.

    3
  • Mund

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #106

    CH

    Good lad time for the missus to take a rare outing in the dog house ๐Ÿ˜‰

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #107

    Wor B

    Just wants to get in early to guarantee a seat.

    3
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #108

    Haha

    Can just picture him, testing the ambience in each seat, “no, that’s not quite right” then 520216 seats later, “ah, just right”.

    1
  • jane

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #109

    Southampton down to 10 after 10 minutes.

    0
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #110

    we’ve extended during lockdown, didn’t you know?

    1
  • jane

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #111

    “If Bruce stays I can say for a fact now we will be relegated next season.”

    there’s something nagging me about this comment.

    3
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #112

    Wor B

    Then a steward turns up and says – “Rafa, mate, you’re in my seat”

    3
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #113

    Jane

    Is it that it is not a fact?

    5
  • jane

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #114

    i knew you would understand Tackle!

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #115

    Going to be a long night for Southampton – also Vestergaard will miss their next 3

    They could be in trouble if Fulham get their finger out (and maybe W Brom)

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #116

    Ramadan break at the footy – very bizarre.

    Wonder if there are any other religious habits we can shoehorn in to the game?

    1
  • simon376

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #117

    You could be right Jail, not sure, just know someone who managed him at sunderland went to palace and bought him

    0
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #118

    Tackle

    That would be insane, how can you play professional footie in a habit?

    2
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #119

    Jane you got me there, I should have said in my opinion. I doth my cap to you.

    0
  • coming home

    Apr 30, 2021 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #120

    Wor B

    They’re looking at ways to stop head injuries from heading the ball

    Turbins are the way forward

    2


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