Back for their first Premier League season in 45 years with two impressive displays against Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Huddersfield Town couldn’t have wished for a better start.
Yet to concede a goal, David Wagner’s side looked far more organised and ready for the tough season ahead that Rafa Benitez’s at the weekend, yet the 45-year-old manager isn’t done recruiting if RMC Sport are to be believed.
According to the French media outlet, the German-American manager is after a new full-back, and Sochaux’s Mickaël Alphonse is the man he has chosen.
Currently plying his trade in Ligue 2, the 28-year-old caught the eye last season, and was voted as the league’s best right-back, as he picked up three assists in 34 appearances.
RMC explain Huddersfield are preparing an offer for Alphonse, yet they might encounter a lot of resistance, as Sochaux’s manager, Peter Zeidler is against the idea of seeing his star defender leave, most likely due to a lack of time to find an adequate replacement.
This could be time for the newly promoted side to once again flex their financial muscles, as they have done twice already this summer, breaking their transfer record on each occasion to sign Laurent Depoitre and Steve Mounié.
We’re not saying they’ll need to offer more than £12m. Far from it. It’s just that money talks.