It has been a disastrous year to be a Huddersfield Town fan, hasn’t it?
The Terriers have been truly abysmal in the Premier League this season with a severe lack of quality in all areas of the pitch resulting in Jan Siewert’s side becoming the first team to be relegated to the second tier in March.
With his squad in need of a colossus rebuild in the summer, the German must be given the chance to bring in his own group of players by Dean Hoyle as a failure to spend in the transfer window could result in yet another campaign of struggle in one of the world football’s most competitive leagues.
However, whereas the likes of Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre should be allowed to leave, Siewert must give Rajiv van La Parra another opportunity to impress next season.
Having fallen out of favour with former Huddersfield boss David Wagner, the Dutch winger was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough in the January transfer window after making just five appearances in the Premier League. Despite being desperately in need of game-time, van La Parra was used sparingly by Tony Pulis before a serious injury cut short his spell with the Smoggies last month (via 90min).
Although he has experienced arguably the toughest period of his career to date, there is no reason why the 27-year-old cannot reach the same heights which saw him help the Terriers achieve promotion via the play-offs in 2017.
A speedy, determined winger, van La Parra could quite easily become a key component for his side next year and lead them to an immediate return to the Premier League if he can rediscover his form over the summer.
What do you think Terriers fans? Should Siewert keep van La Parra at the club next season? Or is it time to cut ties with the Dutch winger? Let us know below.
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