Rumours regarding Stoke City’s pursuit of Huddersfield Town full back Tommy Smith have been ongoing now for a few weeks, but now it seems as though The Potters have their man.

Reports in Football Insider have today revealed that a £4m deal for the player is practically done, with the fee agreed between the clubs it now appears a formality that Smith will be swapping the blue and white stripes for red and white.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones arriving at St James Park before the EFL Sky Bet League 2 match between Exeter City and Luton Town at St James’ Park, Exeter, England on 26 November 2016. Photo by Graham Hunt.

Nathan Jones will be delighted to add the experienced right full-back to his squad so early in pre-season and with Smith Captaining Huddersfield Town in their promotion from The Championship, he will be looking at the player to be a fantastic influence for the rest of his squad.

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It is believed that Smith’s agent finalised the deal while in Holland, meaning Stoke will have beaten Celtic to Smith’s signature.

Smith found game time limited last time out in The Premier League last season, with Huddersfield failing to avoid relegation and now it appears that the Terriers club captain is surplus to requirements at The John Smiths Stadium, seemingly not in new manager Jan Siewert’s plans.

Huddersfield have recently brought in Herbert Brockhorn from Borussia Dortmund II and are believed to be happy with the cover they have in Smith’s position.

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Town fans, happy with the loss of the captain or is it time to move on?

 


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