In April we covered claims from Belgium that Kara Mbodj had got a little bit too big for his boots. Nicknamed ‘King Kara’, Anderlecht rejecting a €12m offer from Crystal Palace during the January transfer window left the defender believing his own hype.
Covering the Belgian claims, we explained: ‘At the weekend as Anderlecht players lined up for their pre-match photograph, Mbodj didn’t join them. The photographer shouted repeatedly for him, with HLN pointing out the defender could hear because it was even audible in the press box, but Mbodj didn’t even turn around.
The Crystal Palace target is said to believe he really is the king, but HLN say that’s a figment of the player’s imagination. Since the January window he hasn’t been playing as well as he should, which has been blamed on ‘overconfidence’.’
It’s been a surprise there hasn’t been several quick attempts to sign Mbodj, so perhaps clubs have been put off by his perceived poor attitude. But now Huddersfield Town have moved into the picture.
Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg reports that David Wagner’s Huddersfield want Mbodj, and they join a list of other interested English clubs.
Crystal Palace are mentioned again, likely down to their winter window offer, as are Leicester City and Watford.
Mbodj would be a good replacement for Mamadou Sakho at Crystal Palace, but the club’s lack of a manager could give Huddersfield the edge. Anderlecht are expected to let Mbodj go for less than they refused during January.