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Huddersfield ready to sign Leon Balogun on free deal

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Huddersfield is ready to sign Germany-based Super Eagles’ defender, Leon Balogun from Mainz in its first swoop for next season, reports thesun.co.uk.

Balogun, 29, is a free agent at the end of his contract and is set to join the Terriers after having talks over the move.

The Berlin-born defender plays centre half but can also turn out at full back and would join the German colony at the club.

Meanwhile, coach David Wagner’s future is still uncertain but owner, Dean Hoyle is pressing on with his bid to get him to sign a new deal. And Hoyle will also look to appoint a German sport director.

Erik Stoffelshaus from Lokomotiv Moscow is top of their wish list.

Hoyle is a big fan of how Germans run their clubs and Wagner’s performance has only enhanced that opinion.

Nonetheless, Sunday’s 2-0 home loss against Everton left the Terriers just three points clear of the drop zone.

Cenk Tosun and Idrissa Gueye struck to leave Huddersfield sweating on a tough run-in.

They face champions Manchester City, plus Chelsea and Arsenal.


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