Huddersfield Town are looking to sign Dave Nugent from Preston as they seek reinforcements up top.
Carlos Corberan’s side have managed just two goals in their opening four league games and they sold the impressive Karlan Grant to West Brom in a deal that is worth around £15m last night.
So, strengthening the squad in striker department has to be a priority and Sun reporter Alan Nixon has revealed that the Terriers are making a late move to land Nugent from North End.
Preston will be open to selling the once-capped former England international as he is not in Alex Neil’s plans this season and last played for the club at the start of July.
Therefore, providing an agreement can be reached with the 35-year-old, it’s hard to see any stumbling blocks to getting this done if the paperwork can be submitted by the 5pm deadline.
Whether Nugent is the sort of player that Huddersfield need is open to debate as he scored just one league goal in 24 appearances last season and has scored three in 56 in the league over the past few years.
This would be a very underwhelming signing for Huddersfield as Nugent has not done much at this level for a long time now and at 35, it seems he is way past his best.
As well as that, he won’t have the mobility or speed to press from the front like the new boss wants, so I don’t understand this at all.
A top replacement should have been lined up once the Grant deal went through and this certainly isn’t it. As for Preston, they will be delighted to shift the wages of the striker on, so they will be hoping it goes through.
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