Huddersfield Town are looking to make a permanent move for AS Monaco defender Terence Kongolo. Kongolo moved to Huddersfield in January and made 13 appearances for them in the Premier League. He helped the Terriers to survive in the English topflight and that allowed them to continue their fairytale run in English football.
Kongolo joined the French heavyweights last year only but failed to make a place for himself in the first eleven. He made just six appearances for them before he was sent on loan to Huddersfield Town in January. The defender had cost Monaco €13m, which they paid to Feyenoord to acquire his services and he could already be on his way out of Stade Louis II.
The Dutch defender is known for his versatility as he can play the role of a left back as well as a centreback. David Wagner used him in both positions on various occasions and the youngster came up triumphant more often than not. The German tactician will be aware that he needs to improve his team further if he wants them to continue in the Premier League.
They somehow scraped through last season as they finished 16th but the upcoming season will be more of a bigger challenge as the new Premier League entrants like Wolves and Fulham are looking formidable.
The reports suggest that he could cost the Terriers somewhere around €15 to 20 million and it will be interesting to see whether Huddersfield will make a permanent move for him in the summer transfer window. They currently have the likes of Christopher Schindler and Zanka as other centre-back options and both of them played a crucial part in Huddersfield’s survival campaign.
However, they will be looking to add more depth to the squad and Kongolo’s ability to play in two positions will certainly come in handy if they make a move for him. A defender might not be an absolute necessity for David Wagner as his main concern will be to find ways by which the team can score more goals. They managed just 28 goals in their entire Premier League campaign, which was the joint least along with Swansea City, so Wagner will be in desperate need of bringing some attacking talents.
It remains to be seen whether Huddersfield will make a move for the defender as he has already proven himself at John Smith’s stadium. Wagner might just have to rethink whether he should splash €15 to 20m odd for a defender or try to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the upcoming season.