A midfielder of the tricky trees of Nottingham, Lewis O’Brien is having conversations with DC United on a loan deal to join the Major League Soccer side.
Lewis O’Brien couldn’t join Blackburn Rovers in January
O’Brien was left in an undetermined state in January when a loan move to sign for Blackburn Rovers was not finalized on the deadline day of the winter transfer window.
Due to Steve Cooper’s team for the Premier League already filled up, O’Brien might not play any competitive action till the summer transfer window.
Nevertheless, DC United who are currently coached by English great Wayne Rooney have given the midfield a golden opportunity.
The English Football League authorities denied the appeal filed by Blackburn Rovers for opposing the short-term acquisition of O’Brien after the championship club did not submit all the needed paperwork at the right time.
Nottingham Forest director of football Gregg Broughton said there were “internal” and “external” possible reasons on why the submission of the document was done late.
The resultant decision left O’Brien without a chance to feature for any side till the end of the campaign after he was excluded from the 25-man Premier League team for Nottingham Forest for the remaining matches in the season.
Lewis O’Brien stated on Twitter that he was “absolutely gutted about the decision.”
The midfielder signed for Nottingham Forest from Huddersfield in the previous summer transfer window and he has scored only 1 goal in 17 matches for Nottingham Forest.
He signed for Nottingham Forest from The Terriers for £10 million, and he has made six starts in the English top-flight making six appearances from the Bench for the side.
Several MLS clubs have made their intentions known for the young man but D.C United appear to be the club in pole position to get his signature.
O’Brien has played for three clubs so far in his young career namely, Huddersfield town, Bradford City and Nottingham Forest.
The midfielder has stated that he is a supporter of Manchester City and he was groomed seeing Manchester City games alongside his father.
While he was still at Bradford City, Lewis O’Brien usually makes his teammates have a great time by signing for them.
He has scored thirteen goals in one-hundred-and-ninety-three appearances and he wears the number 14 shirt for his side.
Lewis O’Brien was born in Colchester, England on the 14th October in 1998.
Information from the United States Of America, a week ago revealed that New York City, Columbus City alongside Atlanta United and D.C United all want the young midfielder.
The 5 ft and 8 inches midfielder has a market value of $8.4 Million and he can play as a central midfielder which is his primary position. He can also deputize as a left midfielder and a defensive midfielder when need be.
Nottingham Forest sit fourteenth on the Premier League table, four points away from the relegation zone with a game in hand.