According to Sky Sports, Huddersfield are interested in signing 21-year-old winger Patrick Roberts on loan from Man City, in a deal that would surely benefit both parties.
Huddersfield have been busy this summer, but have largely focussed on strengthening their defence with their signings. Roberts (valued at £6.75m on Transfermarkt) would therefore be a fantastic deal, providing dynamism and quality out wide.
Despite narrowly avoiding relegation last term, Huddersfield struggled for goals, netting the fewest times with 28 goals. This would be an area that David Wagner will certainly want to improve on, and Roberts is an ideal option. Playing on loan at Celtic, Roberts netted nine times in 32 games in the 2016/17 season, but unfortunately suffered an injury-ravaged 2017/18.
This is also a deal that Man City would want to push through, as it would mean that a future star of theirs would get exposure in the Premier League, with the likelihood of a lot of game time.
With many bookmakers making Huddersfield one of the favourites for relegation at the end of the season, it is signings such as this that can prove to be the difference. It is still nonetheless a gamble for Huddersfield in signing him, as he remains an unknown quantity.
Roberts has only made one appearance for Man City in the Premier League, so there may be doubts if he has the credentials to perform at the highest level. But his success in the Scottish Premiership should be enough to signify to Wagner and Huddersfield that they are signing a high-quality player.
This isn’t a done deal, but as Huddersfield face a testing second season in the Premier League, Roberts could prove to be invaluable.