Huddersfield Town are taking the Premier League by storm this season. David Wagner’s men were viewed by many experts as favourites for relegation, but they have confounded the critics so far. They are currently 11th on 24 points, just 3 points outside the top half.
Huddersfield supporters will be delighted to know they won’t take Premier League survival for granted. The Terriers aren’t going to sit on their laurels, and David Wagner wants to strengthen his squad. Tottenham graduate Alex Pritchard is one of their targets, and Wagner revealed a deal is close.
Huddersfield Closing In On Pritchard
Most managers in the Premier League like to keep any transfer stories close to their chests. Not David Wagner, and he confirmed his club had reached a deal with Norwich, and just personal terms had to be agreed. He said: “I can confirm that the two have found a solution. Now it is all about the personal terms and I am confident.”
Some sources have suggested that Pritchard will cost £10 million, while others say it is closer to £14 million. Wagner would not discuss the fee. He insisted: “I can tell you the figures are not right and we will not speak about them. Everybody knows, and I said this last week, we will not over-pay,”
More Signings To Come?
That may not be the last bit of business that The Terriers do in the January window. Wagner continued: “The window is still open and we still have our eye on the market. I am happy with what we have done so far with Kongolo and hopefully Alex. Is this the last one? Maybe. Maybe not.”
Huddersfield deserve all the plaudits that are coming their way this season. Wagner’s men have more than done themselves justice in their first season in the Premier League. Best of all, they are doing it whilst playing football the right way too, and they will do well to hold on to Wagner in the off season.