Terence Kongolo To Huddersfield Town – Good Or Bad Move?
Huddersfield Town are understood to have completed a January loan move for Terence Kongolo, who is currently a part of AS Monaco. David Wagner is understood to be keen on bolstering his central defensive options and has identified the 23-year-old as a prime target. Huddersfield started the season on a positive note and even forayed into the top ten but lately, their power has diminished to an extent.
That they have come so far and beat Manchester United itself should be their title-defining moments this term. Despite being a newly-promoted side, Huddersfield have given tough times to a lot of big teams in the league and while this should be enough, there is no harm in nursing higher ambitions.
Currently sitting at 11th spot, Huddersfield are one point behind 10th-placed Watford and could very much still hope for a top-10 finish. For that to happen though, they will need reinforcements and a loan move for Kongolo could help them in that.
For example, in their last game against Leicester City, the Terriers shipped in 3 goals and that highlighted some weaknesses in their back line. Moreover, this defeat means they are now bereft of a win in their last 4 league games and although they are seemingly safe in the 11th place, the fact remains that they are merely 6 points above the drop zone. More than anything else, this season has been unpredictable and if they are to progress further, they need to tighten their defence.
Bringing in a young player like Kongolo will obviously not repair everything and make things right magically but it is a start. The player boasts of tremendous potential and will be keen on securing regular game time. He has struggled for time on the field ever since he joined Monaco from his boyhood club Feyenoord. Having made only six first-team appearances so far in the Ligue 1, Kongolo will be excited to start life anew albeit temporarily at the Kirklees Stadium.
Interestingly, all his appearances for Monaco so far have been at left-back even though he is a central defender by trade. He has proven to be quite versatile and that is another quality that could benefit Huddersfield in the long run.
His abilities and skills are top-notch and Kongolo does seem like an exciting young prospect. At 24, he does have good pace and his development is likely to be better with Huddersfield. Hence, a move for him does seem like a good start to the winter window for the Terriers.