Huddersfield Town reportedly remain optimistic about signing free agent striker Oumar Niasse despite the recent arrival of Yaya Sanogo and hope the two can strike up a partnership for the 2020/21 run-in.
Niasse has been without a club since leaving Everton last summer but a potential move to the John Smith’s Stadium has been held up by complications concerning a work permit.
Fellow free agent striker Sanogo joined the Terriers in February and has featured three times since without scoring, including missing a penalty.
Despite the arrival of the former Arsenal man it appears that Carlos Corberan is still keen to bolster his forward options before the end of the season.
According to Yorkshire Live, Huddersfield remain hopeful of signing Niasse despite recently landing Sanogo and are hopeful that the duo can form a strike partnership for the latter part of the current season.
Corberan’s side are precariously placed above the relegation zone at the moment – six points clear of the bottom three but having played more games than most of the teams below them.
They’ve had a tough time when it comes to strikers this term, selling Karlan Grant to West Bromwich Albion late in the summer window and then losing in-form Josh Koroma due to injury.
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This will likely please Huddersfield fans as it shows the club have identified that the forward line remains an issue and are looking to solve it.
The Terriers should have looked to better replace Grant in the summer but Koroma seemed to be filling the void before his injury and without both Corberan’s side have been hamstrung.
Niasse’s lack of consistency since arriving in English football is a concern but it’s certainly a move that is worth the risk and one that could prove vital to their survival if it goes well.