Huddersfield Town have eyes on promotion to the Premier League heading into May.
Carlos Corberan has Town’s full focus on the looming play-off campaign and a shot at top-flight football again after a bleak couple of seasons for the club.
As it is, Huddersfield are having to shutout background noise, which is starting to bubble away given the summer transfer window is on the horizon.
One man recently linked is Will Boyle, one of the club’s former academy players.
What do we know so far?
A report from Alan Nixon over the weekend confirmed that Huddersfield were tracking Boyle ahead of the summer transfer window.
Boyle, 26, is out of contract at Cheltenham Town in the summer and set to become a free agent.
Earlier in his career, the centre-back made two appearances for Huddersfield after progressing out of the club’s academy amid a series of loan spells. Since then, he’s gone on to make almost 200 appearances for Cheltenham.
Football League World reported back in January that Huddersfield were keeping tabs on Boyle, alongside Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough United.
Is it likely to happen?
Given that Huddersfield are competing for a place in the Premier League, it’s probably hard to say at this point.
If Corberan delivers promotion, you’d have to imagine that Huddersfield will target a higher pool of centre-backs to give them a chance of staying in the Premier League.
That being said, if it’s going to be Championship football again, Boyle is a continuation of what Huddersfield have done before.
Matty Pearson, Tom Lees and Naby Sarr were all free agents picked up to bolster centre-back options in the last two summer windows.
In addition to that, Sarr is out of contract in the summer and Levi Colwill looks like going on to play at a level higher than what Huddersfield can offer him, heightening the need for a a left-sided centre-back to be recruited.
When it comes to Boyle returning, like most of Huddersfield’s business, we need to wait and see what division they are in next season before making a clear judgement.