Mounie joined Huddersfield from another French top-flight side, Montpellier, for a reported club-record fee of £11.5million, and has since gone onto make 79 appearances and score 14 goals in all competitions for the Terriers.
Despite that, Mounie has struggled to settle in the current system employed by Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley, and hasn’t started any of the clubs last three games.
According to the latest reports, Rennes are now keen on bringing Mounie back to France, as they aim to strengthen their squad in the final days of the January window, with the club currently third in the Ligue 1 table.
There are currently 18 months remaining on Mounie’s contract at the John Smith’s Stadium, securing his future at the John Smith’s Stadium until the end of next season.
It is thought that Huddersfield will demand £8million for the 25-year-old, which would mean they will be making a loss from the fee they paid for Mounie two-and-a-half years ago.
This is an interesting one.
Mounie has been in and out of the side for Huddersfield under Cowley recently, so it could be argued that he does still have a part to play for the Terriers at some point going forward.
However, with his contract approaching it’s close in the next year and a half, it could be argued that the Terriers may be better allowing the striker to move on sooner rather than later, in order to secure a decent fee for Mounie while they still can.
Indeed, that could then allow them to reinvest in the squad with someone who may be able to make an even more regular and influential impact on their side in the years to come, meaning this could yet benefit them.