Huddersfield Town chairman Kevin Nagle makes 'extraordinary' claim regarding Birmingham City and ex-Charlton Athletic striker

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN owner Kevin Nagle has expressed his satisfaction at the club's strategic incoming recruitment so far in the summer window - despite missing out on signing Alfie May following an 'extraordinary' offer from League One rivals Birmingham City.

The Charlton Athletic striker was close to joining Town, only for Blues to hijack the deal at the 11th hour and sign the one-time Doncaster Rovers marksman, who recently turned 31 and previously played under Terriers chief Michael Duff at Cheltenham Town.

Despite missing out on the player, Town have made four impressive additions so far, all of which have successful League One experience in the shape of Antony Evans, Mickel Miller, Herbie Kane and Lasse Sorensen.

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Speaking on his latest video diary on X, Nagle said: “I’ll say this much. The club that got him, they weren’t even thinking about him four days before that.

Alfie May, who recently joined Birmingham City after being poised to sign for Huddersfield Town.Alfie May, who recently joined Birmingham City after being poised to sign for Huddersfield Town.
Alfie May, who recently joined Birmingham City after being poised to sign for Huddersfield Town.

"What I’m going to say is we’re not going to pay what that person got paid. There were a lot of rumours that went out on it, I’m not going to validate that, but it’s not fair to our players in the locker room.

"He was paid an extraordinary amount, if you look to see what his history was, it just didn’t make (sense). Now maybe he’ll turn out to be great, and I hope he does, just not against Town.

"I think what I’m impressed with is they’re (Birmingham) recruitment department) kind of watching what we were doing.

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"They actually targeted at least one, maybe two other players that we did sign. I’ve been impressed by the fact that that club is looking at our recruitment team, and seeing what kind of moves we’re making."

May, who made his name in South Yorkshire with Rovers after moving from non-league side Hythe Town in early 2017, earned a move to Charlton after a goal-laden spell at Cheltenham.

He scored 67 goals in 165 appearances for the Robins after joining from Doncaster in January 2020.

Golden Boot winner May scored 27 goals in 50 appearances for Charlton last term - including 23 at league level.

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