Huddersfield Town set sights on Sheff Utd defender

Date published: Wednesday 8th January 2020 1:48 - Steve Pearson

Huddersfield Town have identified Sheffield United defender Richard Stearman as one of their main targets, according to reports.

Terriers manager Danny Cowley is looking to use the January transfer market to bolster his defensive options and has selected Stearman as the man he needs.

The Town boss is hoping to capitalise on the 32-year-old’s current fringe status within the team and his contract, which is set to expire at the end of June 2020.

The experienced defender is yet to feature so far for the Blades in the league this season and United boss Chris Wilder is now open to letting the player go this window, according to Football Insider.

Stearman joined the Blades from Fulham in 2017 where he earned 30 appearances in all competitions in his inaugural campaign, before adopting a substitute role in his side’s promotion to the Premier League the following season.

Since then, Stearman has fallen out of favour in the league, playing only twice this season in the EFL Cup, scoring once.

Town have struggled defensively so far this season, keeping five clean sheets whilst conceding 42 in the league, and sit only five points above the relegation zone.


Following the season ending injury of defender Tommy Elphick in November, Cowley has needed to strengthen in that position, and Stearman’s vast experience in the Championship would be a welcomed addition to his side.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has made his future clear amid transfer links.


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