After experiencing a nightmare season this year, you wouldn’t blame any Huddersfield Town fan for being pessimistic ahead of their return to the Championship in August.
Having waited 45 years to see the Terriers play top-flight football, the club’s brief stay has been somewhat dampened by a campaign which has seen them win just three games.
With manager Jan Siewert desperately needing to overhaul his squad in the summer, there is surely expected to be a massive turn-around in terms of players at the John Smith’s Stadium.
However, whereas the likes of Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre are unexpected to extend their stay in West Yorkshire, one player who the 36-year-old should consider keeping is Elias Kachunga.
Despite only scoring once in the past two seasons, the DR Congo international was a force to be reckoned with in the second tier in the club’s promotion campaign in 2017 and so it may be worth giving him another opportunity to impress.
Although it is fair to say that the £2.75m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) has proved that he is nowhere near good enough to compete in England’s top flight, a drop down in divisions could see him thrive once again.
If Kachunga can rediscover the form that saw him score an impressive total of 12 goals two years ago, Siewert should consider building an entire team around the forward as it could lead the club to secure an instant return to the Premier League.
However, if the German decides that the 27-year-old is surplus to requirements, it may result in Huddersfield facing another season of immense struggle which is the last thing that anyone connected with the club wants to experience.
What do you think Terriers fans? Should Siewert keep Kachunga at the John Smith’s Stadium next season? Or is time for the forward to move on in the summer? Let us know below.
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