Dream Huddersfield Town XI with Ahmed Musa in the team
Taking into perspective that last season was Huddersfield Town’s first ever in the Premier League, the Terriers enjoyed an impressive campaign all round. David Wagner’s men put up strong performances against big sides. The Terriers beat Manchester United 2-1 at their home, making it a memorable evening for David Wagner and his men.
The club ultimately finished in 16th place, retaining their spot for next season’s Premier League campaign. Wagner should now be aiming to bolster his squad ahead of the new season.
The club have already completed a number of deals this summer, including the signing of Terence Kongolo from Monaco after the defender enjoyed a successful loan spell with the club. The 24-year-old is Huddersfield’s record signing but the fee has not been disclosed.
Huddersfield are also reportedly close to completing a deal for Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa in the coming days. The 25-year-old striker made a total of 10 appearances in the league last season, scoring 6 goals. The Leicester striker, who joined the Foxes for £16.6m, also scored 2 goals for Nigeria in this summer’s World Cup as the Super Eagles narrowly missed out on a place in the round of 16.
Here we take a look at the best XI David Wagner could field come the start of the new season.
Dream Huddersfield XI
Manager: David Wagner
Jonas Lossl (GK)
The Danish goalkeeper enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Terriers last time out. He played all 38 games for Huddersfield Town, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. Lossl also racked up a total of 103 saves in the league, including two saves from the penalty spot. He is expected to retain his spot despite the arrival of Ben Hamer from Leicester City.
Florent Hadergjonaj (RB)
The Swiss international has joined the club on a permanent basis after enjoying a successful loan spell with the club. He is expected to slot straight into the right-back role.
Terence Kongolo (CB)
The former Monaco defender is another player who had an impressive loan stint with the Terriers. He has since gone on to become the club’s record signing and will surely be one of the starting centre-backs.
Christopher Schindler (CB)
Schindler was a mainstay in the Huddersfield team last time out. He played 37 games for the Terriers all season and was a commander at the back. He will surely retain his spot as the new season looms.
Chris Lowe (LB)
The German international put in a number of impressive performances as he was rotated with Malone for the left-back spot. But Lowe seems to have the edge over Malone and should possibly be the starting pick for Wagner.
Juninho Bacuna (LCM)
The 20-year-old youngster was signed from Eredivisie side FC Groningen following his impressive displays in the Netherlands. He should be slotted straight into the starting line-up.
Aaron Mooy (CM)
The Australian was superb for the Terriers in the middle of the park. He made a total of 34 appearances last season, scoring 4 goals and providing 3 assists. He should be Wagner’s man in central midfield.
Alex Pritchard (RCM)
The former Norwich City midfielder joined the Terriers this year and enjoyed a successful second half with the club in which he scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist in 12 appearances. He has shown true potential and Wagner should certainly pick him.
Ramadan Sobhi (LW)
Sobhi left the Potters after the club were relegated to the Championship but had a decent campaign which saw the winger score 2 goals in 12 appearances for the club. He will be a huge threat for the Terriers down the left-hand side.
Ahmed Musa (ST)
The striker is reportedly on the verge of making the move to Huddersfield in search of first-team football. He should take up the striker’s role.
Tom Ince (RW)
The attacking midfielder generally plays through the middle but is also capable of playing on the wings. He can take up the right-wing and provide the right kind of supply to the attack.