Huddersfield Town are plotting an ambitious move to bring Borussia Dortmund right-back Erik Durm to the John Smith’s Stadium this summer. According to recent reports, the Terriers are planning to make an offer for the German full-back after his career has been derailed with injuries over the past few years.
The 26-year-old was part of Germany’s 2014 FIFA World Cup winning squad and was destined for big things. However, his football career has recently taken a hit for the worse following a run of serious injuries. He is now in dire need to play football regularly and it is believed that Huddersfield boss David Wagner is ready to offer him a route into English football.
Durm’s contract with Dortmund is set to run out at the end of next season which means that the German club might be willing to sell him this summer and not risk losing him for free next year. Wagner has previously worked with Durm during his time at the Signal Iduna Park so the German manager should be aware of what he will be getting.
If he can overcome his injury worries, Durm could turn out to be a shrewd signing for the Terries as they look to retain their top-flight lives once again in the upcoming campaign.
David Wagner’s side managed to avoid relegation by the skin of their teeth the last term and ultimately ended up claiming a 16th placed finish in the English top tier. The German boss needs to make some clever additions to his squad if they are to repeat the same feat once again next year.
The potential acquisition of Durm will undoubtedly bolster Wagner’s defensive options at the John Smith’s Stadium. The West Yorkshire club have talented full-backs such as Tommy Smith, Florent Hadergjonaj and Scott Malone vying for a right-back berth in Wagner’s starting XI. The addition of Durm will definitely improve their team and add more competition for places within the Terriers squad.
At 26, the German talent still has his peak years of him which the West Yorkshire club could look to utilise in the next few seasons. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Durm and whether he ends up playing in the Premier League next season.