DC United are keen to extend the loan deal of Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis O’Brien until the end of the MLS season following his impressive impact at the club, TEAMtalk understands.
O’Brien, who joined DC United in March, is due to end his loan stint at the capital club next month to return to Nottingham Forest ahead of the new season starting in England.
However, such has been O’Brien’s impact with Wayne Rooney’s side that DC United are aiming to keep hold of the player until the end of the regular MLS season in October and possibly beyond if they make the play-offs.
O’Brien has caught the eye in America with a number of man-of-the-match awards during his 11 appearances, including scoring the winner on only his second start away at Montreal.
The 24-year-old faces an uncertain long-term future at Forest after being left out of their 25-man Premier League squad for the second half of the campaign due to an influx of new signings.
O’Brien who joined Forest from Huddersfield after they won promotion to the top flight last season made just six league starts for Steve Cooper’s side in the Premier League before his loan switch to MLS.
A number of Premier League and Championship sides are keeping tabs on O’Brien’s situation at Forest and are weighing up moves for him during this summer’s transfer window.