This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Huddersfield Town’s difficult start to the season continues with the Terriers sitting 23rd in the Championship, with only a point to their name after five matches and a Carabao Cup first round exit to Lincoln City.
This poor form has not stopped the club allowing midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri to leave the club with immediate effect, after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, as confirmed on the club website.
The 22-year-old’s contract was due to run until the summer of 2020, having joined the Terriers from German side 1. FC Nürnberg in August 2017, making 13 appearances for the club.
So are Huddersfield right to let Sabiri leave the club?
“I’d have thought so.
“He’s still got plenty of time to prove himself but at Huddersfield it just didn’t seem as though he would be able to do that.
“It’s a shame for him because he would have relished such an opportunity but sometimes you have to take a step back to go forwards and he’ll now be looking to ensure he does exactly that.
“It’s the right move for the club as well.”
“I think seven appearances in two years tells you everything you need to know. He’s got no value for the side, he offers nothing to them.
“It’s harsh, I’m sure he’s a decent player, but sadly it hasn’t worked out. Huddersfield have freed up a wage and he’ll be able to move on with his career.
“I suppose it’s odd it wasn’t done earlier, giving them a chance to replace, but football moves quickly.
“He certainly won’t be remembered fondly, if at all, by Terriers fans.”
“I think this is probably the right decision from Huddersfield. Abdelhamid Sabiri is a decent player, but he’s struggled to make an impact since arriving in England.
“The attacker has made just a handful of appearances for Huddersfield since joining the club two years ago and most of them have been from the substitutes bench.
“He hasn’t been included in the match-day squad this season and it was obvious that he wasn’t going to get a chance in the first-team this term.
“Therefore, it makes sense for the club to allow him to leave and hopefully he’ll be able to get his career back on track elsewhere.”