This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Huddersfield Town are one of a number of sides keen on Wolves defender Dion Sanderson after his recent form at Sunderland, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims that the centre-back is in-demand ahead of his return to Molineux in the summer, with the Terriers facing competition from Sunderland, Bristol City, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, and Brighton.
But would he be a good signing for Huddersfield? And is he needed?
We quizzed our FLW writers…
This would be a positive addition.
When you consider that Richard Stearman and Christopher Schindler have both had difficulties with injuries this season, it shows how easy it is to suddenly lack depth at the back.
Sanderson impressed at right-back towards the end of last season at Cardiff, and he has caught the eye with a number of good performances at centre-half for Sunderland.
He’ll definitely make the step up to the Championship I feel, but it just remains to be seen who with.
Given Huddersfield’s current league position, it would be a coup to get him in. But it would be a good addition and an important one to make.
Have each of these 24-ex Huddersfield Town players retired or not?
This would be a great signing for Huddersfield Town.
Dion Sanderson is a player who looks set for a really bright future in the game – something that he has certainly showed with Sunderland so far.
While he’s only 21 the defender is showing real maturity and leadership in his performances and looks ready to step into the Championship.
I would certainly expect him to be a Premier League players in the next few years and so if the Terriers can sign him up for next term then they’ll have secured an excellent deal.
If Huddersfield can afford him then Sanderson would be a great signing and he would definitely fit into Carlos Corberan’s style of playing out from the back.
Sanderson has been given the chance to impress under Lee Johnson after being mostly benched by Phil Parkinson, and the likes of Bailey Wright and Tom Flanagan are going to find it really hard to usurp him once they’re fit again.
Personally I was surprised he didn’t end up back at Cardiff or at another Championship club on loan, so Sunderland did very well to get him in the first place.
If Sanderson is available for a permanent deal in the summer though, there’s likely to be a lot of potential suitors – ones with bigger budgets than the Terriers – and that’s where they may find a stumbling block.