The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports that Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has rejected a bid from Sky Bet League One side Charlton Athletic for midfielder Kyle Dempsey. The 21-year-old is currently out on loan at Fleetwood Town but Addicks boss Karl Robinson had been hoping to sign him this month.
The forward-thinking player made the move to the John Smith’s Stadium back in July 2015, costing £300,000 from Carlisle United. It is understood that Charlton made a bid in the region of £100,000, which isn’t anywhere near enough for Huddersfield to consider selling him.
Although he is out on loan, Wagner has never insisted that Dempsey has no long term future at the football club. They have a January recall option on the player, but the Sky Bet Championship club are unlikely to sanction this as they’ve been more than content with his progress under Uwe Rosler.
Returning to the Terriers wouldn’t be a logical option for Dempsey at this moment in time given the fine form showcased by regular midfield duo Jonathan Hogg and Aaron Mooy. Dean Whitehead and Philip Billing are fine alternatives as well, leaving Dempsey well down the pecking order at this moment in time. Ivan Paurevic is expected to leave the club this month and re-join former club FC Ufa.
Dempsey remains under contract until 2018 and there is also the option to extend this by a further 12-months. He has made 24 appearances in the Huddersfield side since joining, his last coming in the 4-0 away defeat to Bristol City back in April 2016.