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Details of Huddersfield Town’s failed pursuit of 26-year-old revealed

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Huddersfield Town missed out on the Deadline Day signing of Kayden Jackson, leaving it too late in the window to strike a deal with Ipswich Town for the striker. 

Carlos Corberan was desperate to add a striker to his squad ahead of last night’s 11pm transfer deadline, with Jackson one player that was on his radar.

However, a deal never materialised and the 26-year-old remains with Ipswich in League One.

A report from East Anglian Daily Times has revealed that Huddersfield’s offer was to take Jackson on an initial loan and pay a small fee to Ipswich. There would then be an option to make that deal permanent for £500k, with add-ons potentially pocketing Ipswich over £1m.

The reason for the deal not going through, though, was the fact that the offer from Huddersfield came through at 10:30pm and gave them no chance of sourcing a replacement.

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Corberan currently has Fraizer Campbell leading the line in his Huddersfield side, but he’s managed to return only five goals in 26 appearances and has come in for criticism from sections of the club’s fanbase.

Jackson, though, has hardly been prolific in League One with Ipswich.

He’s scored once in 12 appearances this season in the league.

The Verdict 

Huddersfield fans will be irritated that they didn’t get a striker in through the door yesterday. All that does is crank up the pressure on Campbell to deliver, which is hardly ideal.

A deal for Jackson would have been a risk, though.

The late move for the 26-year-old suggests that Huddersfield were worried about ending the window without a striker coming in, and getting it done might have landed them with a third or fourth choice.

Of course, that’s better than nothing, but money is tight all over the EFL and any wasted cash would have been an annoyance.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Leeds United fan and proud to have reported on their promotion-winning 2019/20 campaign.

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