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‘He’s definitely needed’ – Huddersfield Town in transfer hunt for 18-goal ace: The verdict



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 are reportedly keeping tabs on Accrington Stanley forward Dion Charles, according to The Sun’s Tom Barclay.

Charles has been in fine form for the League One side this season, scoring 18 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions.

The 25-year-old – who made his Northern Ireland debut last month – is out of contract at the end of this season, but Accrington to have the option to extend it by a further year.

But according to Tom Barclay of The Sun, Huddersfield, as well as Derby County and Cardiff City, are keeping tabs on Charles ahead of a potential summer move.

Huddersfield have struggled to find goals on a regular basis this season, with Josh Koroma missing large spells of the season through injury, prompting Carlos Corberan into making the signings of free agents Yaya Sanogo and Oumar Niasse.

Here, we discuss Huddersfield’s reported interest in the forward…

Alfie Burns

It’s absolutely vital that Huddersfield freshen up their attacking options in the summer.

There’s been so much pressure on Fraizer Campbell for most of this season, with only the recent addition of Yaya Sanogo truly freeing him of that.

Charles is a striker that’s got a lot of goals under his belt in 2020/21, albeit in the lower league.

However, that shouldn’t stop Huddersfield making a move. They’ve had success like this with Karlan Grant and Josh Koroma in the past, so seem happy enough taking the punt on a lower league player.

It might not work out but, then, it might not be too much of a financial mistake picking up a striker from League One.

On the whole, I think I’d like to see Huddersfield go in this direction in the summer.

Phil Spencer

This could be a great move for Huddersfield Town.

Dion Charles has had a wonderful season in League One with Accrington Stanley and so it’s no surprise at all that he’s attracting interest from the Championship.
To score 18 goals at this stage of the season is a huge achievement, particularly given that Accrington are sitting in a mid-table position.
It’s hard to see Stanley challenging for promotion next term and so it’s likely that Charles will need to move on if he’s to challenge himself as Championship level.
It’s likely that he would be available for a fairly modest fee and so this is exactly the sort of signing that the Terriers should be looking at, in my opinion.
Whether they can fend off the heavy competition, however, remains to be seen.

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Chris Thorpe

He’s definitely needed in my opinion as the striking position has been very problematic for the Terriers this term.
Charles wouldn’t cost a lot in the current market and offers versatility as he is able to be anywhere along the frontline and out wide.
Based on the current squad that Huddersfield have at their disposal, I believe he could easily break in under Corberan.
This would be a brilliant move for him and I really think he would be given the platform to take his career to the next level if he made a move to the Yorkshire club this summer.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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