Bought to help fill the huge gap left by Kylian Mbappé’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain, Adama Diakhaby’s first season at AS Monaco didn’t exactly go to plan.
Starting four out of his team’s first five games, the young forward saw his game time dwindle as the season went on, making 22 league appearances overall, of which he started only 10.
However, the potential was there for all to see, and it appears Huddersfield saw enough to gamble on the 22-year-old, according to Foot Mercato in France, and things are moving quickly.
The website’s first update late on Monday night stated Diakhaby was said to be of great interest to the Terriers, to the point where a bid was a distinct possibility.
Fast forward 12 hours, and it appears said offer has been made, and seemingly accepted, as Foot Mercato now report the former Rennes starlet is ‘expected in England in the next few hours’ in order to pass his medical ahead of the move.
Interest from German sides is given as the reason why David Wagner’s side sped things up.
Unfortunately, there’s no numbers in either of these stories, so we don’t know how much Huddersfield are spending here.
However, considering Monaco’s eye for a profit and the fact they paid £9m for him in the first place last year, we’d be surprised if it was anything below £10m.