Stoke City want to sign Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith.
The Potters are keen on bringing the 27-year-old to the Bet365 Stadium this summer, according to a report by Football Insider.
Smith, who is the Terriers’ club captain, could leave the club following their relegation to the Championship last season. Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are also keen on signing him.
Stoke are looking to get busy in the transfer window as Nathan Jones’ side look to mount a promotion push in the next campaign. They have been targeting Barnsley duo Adam Davies and Liam Lindsay, QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins, Wigan Atheltic’s Nick Powell and Millwall striker Lee Gregory so far in this transfer window.
Smith is a new name to be linked with Jones’ side as they look to add more options and depth to their defensive options.
The Warrington-born right-back started his career at Tranmere Rovers before joining Manchester City when he was 11. He rose up through the youth ranks with City but was released in 2012.
He had trials at Oxford United and Stevenage before Huddersfield signed him. He made his debut for the Yorkshire side two years later in a League Cup tie against Hull City in September 2013.
Smith has since played over 200 games for the Terriers and played a key role in their promotion to the Premier League in 2017 under David Wagner. He then helped them stay up in the top flight during their first season there but couldn’t prevent them slipping back into the Championship in the last campaign.