The move hasn’t gone to plan as such has it? In the summer of 2017, Huddersfield Town’s seemingly astute acquisition of Laurent Depoitre from FC Porto caught the eyes of many, but it hasn’t prevailed as well as it seemed it could.
Given that Depoitre had been so clinical in Belgium, it was fair to overlook his uninspiring year at Porto as a result of his previous achievements. With the Terriers needing striking reinforcements going into the Premier League, the 30-year-old’s addition for £3.5m, as per the BBC, seemed a fine bit of business to add to the likes of Elias Kachunga and Collin Quaner up top.
Depoitre started well in his first few months, having scored five goals Premier League goals before the turn of the year. However, his performances were not consistent and it was not far off five months later before he could get his sixth, and last goal of the season.
This campaign, he has continued in a similar vein to how last season ended as in 23 Premier League appearances he has not scored a goal for Town. Under Jan Siewert, he has featured just three times and is yet to feature in a match day squad since late February, so it seems safe to say he does not seem in the boss’ plans.
As his contract expires in the summer, that poses the question as to what is next for Depoitre?
Well, with a rebuild sure to happen at the John Smith’s Stadium, it is almost impossible he will get another contract in West Yorkshire. He will surely move on, potentially back to Belgium where he has been successful in the past, so both parties can move into new beginnings.
Terriers, what do you think the future holds for him? What do you hope it holds? Join the discussion by commenting below…
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