According to a report back in late December in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, David Wagner was again casting his eyes back to Germany in a quest to add more firepower to his Huddersfield side.
The player in question that Wagner wanted to add to his ‘Wagner Revolution’ was 14-cap USA striker Terrence Boyd, who currently turns out for Red Bull Leipzig. Boyd made his USA debut against Italy in 2012, his last appearance being a two-minute appearance in a 1-1 friendly draw against New Zealand.
Boyd’s recent international representation for the USA has been interrupted somewhat due to a ruptured cruciate ligament that kept him out for 56 games between Dec 2014 and June 2016.
Earlier this week the Examiner, quoting reports in Boyd’s native Germany, said that the deal was to go through where it was “claimed the 25-year-old US international will pen a deal through to 2019.”
The Examiner also pointed out that Boyd’s arrival would reunite manager Wagner and the striker after the pair worked together during Wagner’s time at Borussia Dortmund.
Boyd has been working his way back to game fitness by turning out for Red Bull Leipzig’s second XI who play in the Regionalliga Nordost – Germany’s fourth tier competition. In nine game for Red Bull Leipzig’s second string, Boyd has scored five goals in nine appearances.
However, according to German sport journalist Guido Schäfer on Twitter, the deal that was being struck has broken down.
Terrence Boyd wechselt nicht nach Huddersfield. Es konnte keine Einigung in Sachen Geld und Laufzeit erzielt werden
— Guido Schäfer (@schfer_g) January 18, 2017
Schäfer’s tweet says that Boyd will not be transferring to Huddersfield with there being “no agreement in terms of money and contract length.”
Huddersfield are currently sitting pretty in fifth place in the Sky Bet Championship table, six points ahead of Derby in the last of the non play-off places. The Terriers face a home game on Saturday against a 14th-placed Ipswich side who will be reeling from their FA Cup exit at the hands of National League leaders Lincoln City.