Alan Nixon has revealed that Huddersfield Town could be on the verge of clinching the signing of Richard Stearman from Sheffield United.
The Blades are currently flying high in the Premier League and eager to move on some players who they have deemed surplus to requirements. One of those players is centre-back Richard Stearman who has been subject to interest from Danny Cowley’s Huddersfield Town this month.
The Terriers are currently looking to move away from the relegation zone after having a mini-resurgence following the appointment of the Cowley brothers back in September, but serious injury crisis has hit the squad and derailed their momentum heading into the New Year.
One of the main areas in which they have been hit hard is in the defence, losing three out of the four first-choice defenders all around the same time, with Danny Simpson, Tommy Elphick, and Jaden Brown all suffering varying lengths of time on the sideline.
With this in mind, Danny Cowley has been keen to add depth to his squad to push away from the relegation zone and plug the gap left by Elphick’s season-ending knee injury. Football Insider reported that Huddersfield has set their sights on Stearman to cover this shortcoming, but now The Sun reporter Alan Nixon has revealed that the move could be coming to its conclusion:
Sheff U. Huddersfield. Stearman move has got a big chance of success.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 9, 2020
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This would be a very good move for all parties involved, as Huddersfield will be signing a centre-back more than capable of playing in the division, having operated at the top end for both the Blades and Wolves.
Stearman will be grateful for the move away to a club where he knows he will get regular playing time due to their lack of depth, and this signing will go a long way to helping the Terriers move away from the drop.