Terence Kongolo on Sheffield United's list to replace Jack O'Connell after being frozen out at Huddersfield Town

Sheffield United have made an enquiry for Huddersfield Town's out-of-favour centre-back Terence Kongolo, manager Chris Wilder has confirmed.
FROZEN OUT: Terence Kongolo has not played for Sheffield United since NovemberFROZEN OUT: Terence Kongolo has not played for Sheffield United since November
FROZEN OUT: Terence Kongolo has not played for Sheffield United since November

The Blades are on the look-out for a left-footed central defender after Jack O'Connell was ruled out for six months with knee surgery, and 26-year-old Kongolo has not featured for the Terriers in 2020.

They are not the only Premier League club interested, though, with Fulham also keen to sign him, and Wilder says he is not the only player they have asked about. Kongolo went on loan to Craven Cottage in the January transfer window, but picked up a season-ending injury on his debut.

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He was cast aside by then-Terriers manager Danny Cowley in November, and has not featured under Carlos Corberan, who has had the player signed from Monaco in January 2018 training on his own in the expectation he would be moving on in this window.

"We enquired about Terence, we've enquired about a lot of left-footed centre-halves because of the injury to Jack, as you would imagine,” he said.

“There's three or four we've enquired about. I spoke to Leigh Bromby (Huddersfield's head of football operations) about him.

“He's not figuring in what's happening at Huddersfield.

“There are a lot of talks ongoing behind the scenes to fill the void that Jack not playing gives us.”

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The Swiss-born Netherlands international initially joined Town on a six-month loan ahead of a £17.5m move, making a total of 56 league appearances for the club.

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