Huddersfield Town Poised To Smash Their Transfer Record
A month removed from securing promotion to the Premier League, Huddersfield Town are now on the hunt for new talent ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
After beating Reading in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the Championship Play-Off final, Huddersfield enter the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Wagner holds aloft the Play-Off final trophy. Image: PA
Following the victory, David Wagner is hoping to bolster his side with the cash injection received from the Wembley win.
While it appeared the German boss was plotting a reported £15 million move for Leeds striker Chris Wood, Wagner has now turned his attention to another frontman.
According to reports via The Daily Mail, Huddersfield have launched a £11.5 million bid for Montpellier striker Steve Mounie.
Huddersfield Town poised to complete €13m plus bonuses deal for Montpellier striker Steve Mounié - L'Équipe https://t.co/QsCFfKlnUo
- Get French Football (@GFFN) June 21, 2017
Steve Mounié has turned down Watford for Town according to GFFN News #htafc pic.twitter.com/lwem6wNyB8
- Elliott (@elliotthtafc) June 21, 2017
Huddersfield Town have made a club-record £11.5m bid for 22-year-old Montpellier striker Steve Mounie. pic.twitter.com/AL8nrE1b8Z
- Transfer Centre Live (@TransferCentreL) June 21, 2017
The 22-year-old is attracting plenty of interest following his performances in Ligue 1, and has been on the radar of Championship outfit Fulham.
Though the lure of top flight football will likely sway the Benin international to a move to Yorkshire.
The Terriers are hoping to acquire his services by tabling a record transfer bid. German defender Christopher Schindler is the clubs current record transfer at £1.8 million.
But they face competition from fellow Premier League sides. West Brom, West Ham and Leicester City have also expressed an interest in Mounie.
Mounie in action for Montpellier. Image: PA
As well as Mounie, Huddersfield are also in negotiation with both Manchester City and Chelsea for Aaron Mooy and Izzy Brown, respectively.
The pair starred for Huddersfield as they earned promotion while on loan though Wagner is keen for the midfielders to pen permanent deals.
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