This ought to be an eventful summer transfer window for Huddersfield Town.
Having once again found themselves looking nervously over their shoulders at the Championship relegation zone for much of the campaign, the Terries will no doubt want to make changes over the summer, that ensure that is not the case again during the 2021/22 campaign.
That of course means that you would imagine there will be some activity around the John Smith’s Stadium, in terms of both incomings and outgoings.
However, there are certain situations during the transfer window, that the Terriers will surely want to avoid if possible.
Here, we’ve taken a look at two transfer scenarios that Huddersfield will not want to see play out over the course of this summer.
They lose Lewis O’Brien
While it could be tricky for them to avoid this happening, you feel Huddersfield will be desperate not to lose O’Brien this summer.
In what has been another challenging campaign for the Terriers, the 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been something of a rare bright spark with his creative and exciting performances that look set to help the club hold off relegation to League One.
But with reports suggesting that Premier League side Burnley, Championship promotion winner Norwich, and play-off hopefuls Brentford are all interested in O’Brien, it will not be easy for them to retain one of their key men here, which would then leave with the challenge of going out and finding someone who can have a similar influence on their side.
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They fail to sign a striker
Goals have been hard to come by this season for Huddersfield, and that is something they will certainly have to address this summer.
With three of their centre forwards, Fraizer Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Oumarr Niasse – the latter two of whom have struggled to make an impact since coming in late in the campaign – all out of contract this summer, the club are set to be short on firepower heading into the new season.
As a result, some new strikers look to be an essential piece of business for Huddersfield this summer, but if they fail to get those deals over the line, as they did with Ipswich’s Kayden Jackson back in the winter transfer window, then the Terriers could find themselves facing a very challenging 2021/22 season indeed.