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Sheffield United pursuit of EFL player stalling, key doubts revealed



Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo wants to make the move to Sheffield United this summer, but the Blades aren’t convinced about the transfer due to the player’s injury record.  

Kongolo is out of the picture at Huddersfield as he recovers from his latest injury setback. Sheffield United are interested in doing a deal for the defender, with Chris Wilder hoping to find a replacement for Jack O’Connell, who is set to miss the bulk of this season after surgery.

As per the Sheffield Star, Kongolo is keen on moving to Bramall Lane and he’s set to be available for as little as £8m.

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However, despite interest in the 26-year-old, there’s a big mark alongside his name due to his injury record. A loan spell with Fulham last season was cut short because of a broken bone on just his second appearance.

The Dutchman hasn’t featured again since then and has been missing in the opening month of Huddersfield’s season.

Carlos Corberan is now in-charge at the John Smith’s Stadium and has put four points on the board from the opening four fixtures of the season.

A win over Nottingham Forest and draw with Rotherham United in the last two games has put points on the board and given the outlook of the season’s start a stronger look.

The Verdict  

It’s going to be an interesting five or six days for Kongolo.

The interest from Sheffield United is clearly there, but Kongolo’s injury record isn’t the best and his latest setback is a major red flag.

Wilder will not want to replace an injured player with an injury-prone player, especially after a tough, tough start to the Premier League season.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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