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Huddersfield Town Launch £11.5m Bid For This Ligue 1 Striker: Wagner Isn’t Wasting Any Time

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Huddersfield Town are plotting a move for Montpellier forward Steve Mounie. The newly promoted side have been linked with the player and are reportedly ready to break the club record as they have supposedly launched a bid of £11.5m for the player.

The Terries will be playing in their first Premier League season since 1972 after winning the Championship Playoffs this season. They have been excellent throughout the season and deserved a chance to test their mettle in the English top tier. In an attempt to make a strong statement in the upcoming season, they would be looking forward to prolonging their stay in the Premier League for a couple of more seasons at least.

Huddersfield broke the barrier in the last season when they signed Christopher Schindler in the summer for a fee of £1.8m. They are looking for a statement signing in the coming days and have also been linked with midfielder Aaron Mooy of Manchester City. A bid of £8m has been launched for Mooy and they are waiting for City’s response.

Mounie was in the thick of the action for the French club as the towering centre-forward scored 15 goals in an effortless campaign to rescue his team getting demoted to the Ligue 2. The striker’s scoring rate is very encouraging and the Terries’ boss would be hoping to work with an exciting prospect.

Fulham have reportedly submitted a bid for the player but Huddersfield manager David Wagner is confident that a deal could be reached in near future. Other Premier League biggies with the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City have also enquired about the player’s availability. Tony Pulis’ side have been stuttering without an in-form striker and will have the need of a proper goal poacher.

The Terries have reportedly made the furthest progress on the deal as they have reportedly agreed to terms with the Benin international.

Mounie was playing in the second division for Nimes last to last season and his form had triggered an interest from Fulham as the Cottagers tried to secure his services but their efforts were in vain as he remained at the club. His form brought him to his parent club and subsequently, he went on to replicate his form for the French side.

Mounie has the pace and physicality to match up to the quality of the English football. Huddersfield are expected to offer a long term deal in the tune of five years for the 22-year old.

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