Huddersfield Town have told defender Mathias Jorgensen that he can leave the club following their relegation from the Premier League last season, The Daily Record have reported.
Jorgensen joined The Terriers from Copenhagen in his native Denmark following the club’s promotion to top flight of English football in the summer of 2017 for a fee reported by the BBC to be worth £3.5million.
The centre back has since gone onto make 65 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire side, scoring three goals.
It now seems however that Jorgensen’s time at the club could soon be coming to an end, with Scottish champions Celtic reportedly interested in a move for the 29-year-old as they look to strengthen their defence ahead of their campaign for a ninth consecutive domestic league title next season.
Any move for Jorgensen is expected to cost the Glasgow club somewhere in the region of £5million, with the player about to enter the final season of his contract at the John Smith’s Stadium.
You can understand Huddersfield’s approach to the situation here.
Jorgensen’s opportunities at the club were more limited last season, suggesting that he may not have much of a future at the John Smith’s Stadium, so it makes sense to move him on this summer while they can still get a fee for the defender.
Huddersfield have previously made it clear that they will not sell players on the cheap this summer, so a reported £5million asking price for Jorgensen is perhaps no surprise given the fee they reportedly paid for the Dane.
You feel Celtic should have the financial strength to pay that should they be willing to, and the fact that The Terriers’ hierarchy have said that any transfer fees received will be reinvested in the squad should allay any concerns held by the club’s fans about Jorgensen leaving.