Huddersfield Town manager Jan Siewert will be cutting his cloth to suit as he prepares for life in the English second-tier, following relegation from the Premier League last season and attempting to form a squad capable of an immediate return to the top-flight.
One player Siewert is considering is Brentford defender Yoann Barbet, as per Examiner Live, who is a free-agent this summer having come to the end of his four-year contract at Griffin Park.
So would Barbet be a good signing for Huddersfield?
“This’d be a sensible signing.
“He has been a consistent performer for some years now and would help The Terriers readjust to life in the Championship.
“However he is not as good as either Schindler or Zanka, and the club should try and keep hold of those two at all costs.”
“Yes, it’s an interesting one too.
“Huddersfield will be a side to watch closely next season; they’re going to have a decent budget but have never been ones to spend heavily.
“Will they splash out, or will they keep within their previous structures?
“Signing Barbet wouldn’t break the bank and would fit with the more frugal approach.”
“This could be a good signing.
“Huddersfield look as though they could do with some defensive reinforcements as they return to the Championship, with the likes of Chris Lowe and Erik Durm both having left the club.
“You feel that Barbet’s experience at this level, where he has always been a reliable operator, could make him a decent option for The Terriers.”
“This would be a great signing for Huddersfield – especially as they’d be getting him on a free transfer.
“He was excellent for Brentford last season and should be able to make an instant impact for the Terriers.
“Huddersfield will be looking to build a team who can challenge for automatic promotion next season and Barbet has plenty of experience in the Championship, so he’d be a great way to start.”