Huddersfield Eye Loan Deal For Monaco Defender

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Huddersfield Town are monitoring Monaco defender Terence Kongolo, reports talkSPORT.

The 23-year-old centre-back is frustrated at only making three appearances for the Monegasques since his £11m summer move from Feyenoord. It’s understood that the Dutch defender is open to a loan deal as he pushes to earn a recall to the Netherlands senior squad.

Huddersfield exceeded expectations during the first half of the Premier League season, reaching 11th place with 23 points gained in the 20 games. Head coach David Wagner is set to bolster his squad this winter to ensure they achieve their target of avoiding relegation back to the Championship.

Kongolo spent fifteen years at Feyenoord after joining them as an 8-year-old. He made his debut during a 3 – 0 win over Excelsior during April 2012. It wasn’t until 2013/14 that he began to appear more frequently for the first-team and within a year, he earned a regular place in the starting line-up.

So far, he has gained 3 caps, one of which was at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. With the Netherlands failing to reach their second major consecutive tournament, it’s expected there will be wholesale changes to their squad next year with Kongolo hoping to benefit.

Moving to Huddersfield will give him a different taste of football. Having won the Dutch Eredivisie last season and with Monaco sitting second in Ligue Un, coming to a mid-table English team will be a new experience for the 23-year-old.