Huddersfield Town Yet To Agree Fee For Key Target Amid Contrarian Reports

Huddersfield Town have agreed a fee for Charlton Athletic striker Alfie May, according to Football Insider, although there have also been contrarian reports.

The Terriers have been in pursuit of the 30-year-old for most of this summer and, after new talks earlier today, have had a bid reported to be £750,000 accepted by The Addicks. The club will now look to agree a deal on personal terms with May who is set for his second transfer in as many summers.

The experienced EFL marksman scored 27 goals in just 50 games for Charlton last season, having signed a two-year deal at the Valley following his move from Cheltenham Town in the summer of 2023. His fine form secured him the League One Golden Boot, despite his side’s 16th-placed finish.

The Terriers are in need of attacking quality as they look to bounce back from relegation to the third tier from the Championship last season. Proven goal scorer Jordan Rhodes, who spent last season on loan at Blackpool, left a striker-sized gap in the Huddersfield Town squad and wage budget as he was confirmed to be leaving West Yorkshire this summer following the expiration of his contract.

New manager Michael Duff looks as though he is set to get his number one target this summer with May coming through the door. May could become the second major signing of the window for Huddersfield as they confirmed the capture of Lasse Sorenson from Lincoln City earlier this week for an undisclosed fee.

However, Richard Cawley, from the South London Press, has issued a contrarian report on X, formerly known as Twitter, claiming that no fee has been agreed between the League One clubs.

Writer’s View

Huddersfield Town will feel they have a point to prove in League One this season as the club, who were in the Premier League as recently as 2019, fell to the third tier for the first time in 12 years. Securing the signatures of proven League One operators is certainly a way to ensure a shot at automatic promotion for the upcoming campaign, and in Alfie May and Lasse Sorenson, they are well on their way to doing just that.

Though, as proven as they may be, spending close to a million pounds on any player comes with its risks and so Michael Duff will be hoping his new men can hit the ground running immediately when the Terriers travel to Peterborough United on the opening day.

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