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Huddersfield closing in on free agent signing of former Premier League man

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Huddersfield Town are set to bolster their striking options with the signing of Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer, per Football Insider.

Carlos Corberan has been desperately attempting to find a solution to his striking problems, despite his side putting four goals past high-flyers Swansea City at the John Smith’s Stadium yesterday.

The Terriers only have one fit out-and-out striker – Danny Ward is struggling with injury, which means Fraizer Campbell is the only one currently left standing.

Ex-Everton forward Oumar Niasse was thought to be a target for Huddersfield but the club have now seemingly opted for Sanogo, who as of a few days ago was a player on their shortlist but a decision hadn’t been made on his pursuit, per the Examiner.

There seems to have been a breakthrough though, with Football Insider claiming that the French striker has agreed terms with the Terriers and the deal will be done within the next few days.

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The 28-year-old has been keeping his options open since leaving French side Toulouse in the summer, having scored 12 goals in 61 league outings for them.

Sanogo was in talks with Italian Serie B side Pescara last month, but nothing came of it and now he’s set for a return to England.

Sanogo arrived in the country in 2013 with much promise at Arsenal, but he failed to fire for the Gunners and on several loan spells, which took him to clubs like Charlton and Crystal Palace, but he returns to the EFL with a point to prove.

The Verdict

This is a low-risk signing for Huddersfield and it might just be a decent one.

I think their fanbase may have preferred Niasse to come in considering he has scored goals at Premier League level, but work permit issues surrounding him may have made that move very difficult to do.

Considering Campbell can’t do it all on his own, Sanogo will have a chance to impress under Corberan with a view to making the deal a longer one – but he only has a couple of months to prove himself.


25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

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