Barnsley, Leicester City and Southampton men among frontrunners to join Huddersfield Town in transfer window

Barnsley, Leicester City and Southampton men are among the frontrunners to join Huddersfield Town this summer.

A summer of rebuilding is ahead for the Terriers, who endured a dismal 2023/24 campaign and fell out of the Championship. Huddersfield boss Andre Breitenreiter was brutally honest regarding the state of the squad in the latter stages of the season, suggesting there will be an overhaul before the new campaign begins.

The players Huddersfield recruit must not only be talented, they will need to be the right type of character. Breitenreiter has openly discussed the importance of attitude and recently said: “You need other [new] characters to have success. For that, you have to find the right players for the future. Fans deserve honest boys.

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"We have a lot of them and good characters. Maybe sometimes, you can handle two or three times [of poor behaviour from other players], but the group was too big.

Herbie Kane was a key figure for Barnsley in the 2023/24 season. Image: Tony JohnsonHerbie Kane was a key figure for Barnsley in the 2023/24 season. Image: Tony Johnson
Herbie Kane was a key figure for Barnsley in the 2023/24 season. Image: Tony Johnson

"When you ask them, I know the answer: ‘Oh, there were four managers this season, they were not the right ones.’ They always find excuses. We will see which players find a good new club because the other clubs ask about characters and then it must be difficult to find clubs. But we will see what happens in the future."

Ahead of a busy summer for the Terriers, here are the players Business2Community believe are most likely to be added to the Huddersfield ranks.

Herbie Kane - 2/1

A classy operator at League One level, Kane is a key figure for Barnsley and has racked up over 100 appearances for the Reds.

Marc Albrighton - 11/4

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Versatile, experienced and a well-respected character, Albrighton would tick a lot of boxes for Huddersfield. Having struggled for game time at Leicester City, a move further down the EFL may be on the cards.

Jed Steer - 3/1

The goalkeeper ended his lengthy association with Aston Villa last year and ended the 2023/24 season between the sticks for Peterborough United.

Alex McCarthy - 5/1

Another seasoned stopper, McCarthy plies his trade in the Championship for Southampton but faces stiff competition in the Saints goalkeeping department.

Paddy McNair - 6/1

A vastly experienced operator, McNair is out of contract at Middlesbrough this summer and appears set to seek pastures. He is able of operating in defence and midfield and would arguably be a coup for any League One side.

Marko Marosi - 13/2

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Well-established at League One level, Marosi has been Shrewsbury Town’s first choice between the sticks since 2021.

Tom Carroll - 8/1

The midfielder, who boasts Premier League experience and England under-21 caps, is currently in negotiations with Exeter City over a new deal.

Jonson Clarke-Harris - 9/1

Speculation regarding the forward has been rife over the last year and the Peterborough United frontman would be a shrewd addition to a League One frontline.

Joe Powell - 12/1

A product of West Ham United’s academy, Powell has plied his trade at Burton Albion since 2020. The midfielder made 50 appearances in all competitions for the Brewers in the 2023/24 season.

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