Play-off finalists Huddersfield Town are currently eyeing Wycombe Wanderers centre-back Ryan Tafazolli ahead of the summer window, according to a report from The Sun.
The 30-year-old has also played an important role for Gareth Ainsworth’s side this season. In the 2021-22 season, he played 38 competitive games for the Chairboys, scoring five goals and providing two assists.
One of those goals came against MK Dons in the play-off semifinals, with the defender managing to head the ball home after a wonderful cross from Joe Jacobson, a goal that gave them the momentum they needed to defeat Liam Manning’s men .
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Unfortunately, he was unable to bring Ainsworth’s side back to the second division following their 2-0 defeat by Sunderland earlier this month, but the centre-back was able to make the move nonetheless as the Terriers were watching his situation.
They will need a replacement for Levi Colwill once his loan deal expires at John Smith’s Stadium as Naby Sarr’s potential departure at the end of his contract this summer could potentially force Carlos Corberan to sign more than one player.
Corberan’s side believe Tafazolli could potentially be the ideal man if they remain in the second division, with the club’s worst-ever result planning to remain in the division.
This could be a smart move by the terriers if Wycombe is willing to come to the negotiating table as it’s not like the latter are making a huge amount of money off the 30-year-old.
That could allow a bargain price to be negotiated and with Tafazolli’s experience in the Second Division he could thrive when he moves to West Yorkshire and the defender will not be lacking in motivation to perform well either.
He could potentially cement his plan in Iran’s squad for the World Cup later this year if he continues to shine – and his hopes of being in Qatar could be boosted if he makes the move to the second tier – so it would be hard to see he is not open to this step.
That should ensure negotiations run smoothly over the personal terms that will allow Terrier to bring him in quite early and could allow the 30-year-old to pull off a full pre-season of football with the second division side.
And with the playoff finals taking place tonight, Huddersfield will know by tonight if he should be a target for them. If they reach the Premier League it would be hard to see them make a move for him.