Huddersfield Town have agreed a deal to sign highly-rated Reading midfielder Danny Williams on a free transfer, following the end of his contract last week, according to The Sun.

The American midfielder was linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor on Monday, but newly-promoted Huddersfield Town have reportedly won the race to snap up the former Hoffenheim man on a free transfer.

This news will come much to the disappointment of the Reading faithful, who will be gutted to lose an integral cog in Jaap Stam’s midfield trio, and a true fan favourite throughout his spell in Berkshire.

Williams attracted plenty of attention with his performances across the Championship Play-Offs, first nullifying the threat of Fulham’s Tom Cairney, one of the division’s most potent attacking threats, and then marking Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy out of the game for the full 120 minutes.

His performances against Huddersfield in the Play-Off Final showed just what a talented player he is, and Huddersfield manager David Wagner was clearly impressed with the American’s effort.

Reading manager Jaap Stam assured the club were doing all they could to tie Williams down to a new deal, and technical director Brian Tevreden revealed the club had tabled an offer, but his aspiration to play in the Premier League was known from the start.

Huddersfield face a massive uphill struggle next season in the Premier League, but after bidding to bring Aaron Mooy and Izzy Brown back on a permanent basis, adding Williams to the ranks is a step in the right direction to survival.


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