Huddersfield Town Hoping To Pull Off Huge Coup

Huddersfield Town are hoping to pull off a major coup this summer after launching a bid for Charlton Athletic striker Alfie May, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Terriers will be playing third tier football next season for the first time since 2012 after suffering relegation from the Championship. It was a dreadful campaign for the Yorkshire outfit as they languished near the foot of the table almost from the off whilst also seeing three managers battle it out in the dugout.

They eventually finished 23rd, six points from safety. Former Barnsley and Swansea City boss Michael Duff will lead the team into next season as they look to make their stay in League One a short one.

The transfer window opens tomorrow in what is set to be an important summer at the John Smith’s Stadium, and it looks as if they are wanting to start their business off in spectacular fashion. It is claimed that Huddersfield have launched a bid for Alfie May, who finished the season as League One’s top scorer with 23 goals.

The attacker only joined Charlton last summer on a two-year deal, with the option of an additional 12 months, from Cheltenham Town. The fee at the time was reported to be around £250,000, although the Robins are thought to have negotiated a sell-on clause.

May proved to be the major plus point in what was a miserable season at The Valley. The Addicks were one of the favourites to push for a top six finish but struggled, even flirting with relegation. The arrival of Nathan Jones in February sparked a revival though, and they eventually secured a 16th-placed finish.

The former Luton Town boss will be keen to keep hold of his talisman, but Huddersfield’s interest may prove problematic. It is unknown at this stage how much the bid is for, although he is currently valued at around £300,000 on Transfermarkt.

Writer’s View

This would be a huge signing for Huddersfield if they can pull this off. The 30-year-old has over 100 career goals and has already proven how valuable he can be in League One. After hitting 27 goals in all competitions with a club that spent much of the season struggling, imagine what he could hit in a team at the top end of the table.

It will surely take a hefty sum to tempt Charlton into selling, especially as former club Cheltenham would be due a part of any fee. Nathan Jones will see May as pivotal to his plans next season so will be hoping that the interest doesn’t turn the striker’s head. His previous relationship with Michael Duff could prove to be key in all this.

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