Once awfully close to signing for West Ham, Ryad Boudebouz eventually landed at Real Betis where, unfortunately, things didn’t exactly go to plan.

Arriving for just over £6m, the Algeria international never had the creative impact many expected him to, and with three goals and three assists in 41 appearances, the 28-year-old is now a loose rotation option in Quique Setién’s plans.

Seeing this a potential opportunity, Huddersfield Town allegedly made a move recently to try and sign Boudebouz.

This is what Mercato365 in France are reporting on Wednesday, claiming the Terriers were in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the La Liga outfit for a second half of the season loan, only for Jan Siewert’s new club to suddenly pull out, deciding to focus on ‘other avenues’.

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Whether that has anything to do with the recent managerial change at John Smith’s Stadium isn’t explained, but there’s a good chance the German manager wasn’t on board with David Wagner’s transfer plans.

Having previously turned down a move to Bursaspor, it appears Boudebouz could need to wait until the summer to get his career back on track.

That or convince Setién he has something to offer.