Huddersfield Town are in talks to sign ex-Nottingham Forest winger Anthony Knockaert, according to Football Insider. The experienced performer is currently in Greece with Volos NPS but a return to England looks to be on the card.
As if things couldn’t get much worse for Huddersfield. Since losing the play-off final to Forest, the Reds have taken their two best players and Evangelos Marinakis appointed Carlos Corberan as head coach of Olympiacos.
Furthermore, the Terriers have struggled. They’re in a relegation dog fight in the Championship, whilst Forest embark on a Premier League adventure at the expense of Huddersfield.
Now, to put a cherry on the cake, they’re about to sign Knockaert. The 31-year-old spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan with Forest and even two years ago he looked way beyond his best years.
Mark Fotheringham is looking for reinforcements this month. The club face a real fight to stay in the Championship this season and want Knockaert to spearhead their survival.
The player is currently on loan with Volos NPS but Fulham might recall him if a club in England wants to take him. His current loan spell has hardly been great, with Knockaert scoring once and claiming one assist in 11 appearances.
A move to England is likely to excite the Frenchman, however. He’s played his best football on these shores, however, it’s a fair few years since he was dictating the tempo of games.
Huddersfield in talks to sign Knockaert
How times change. From nurturing players through their own academy and playing some wonderful football under Corberan, to signing an over-the-hill Knockaert and languishing in a Championship relegation battle.
Huddersfield gave it large to Forest fans last year. They were convinced that they’d have the last laugh on the Reds but it all went oh so wrong for the team from West Yorkshire.
Knockaert would be a pretty average signing in 2023. During his time at Forest, he was largely inconsistent, scoring three goals and registering just two assists from his 35 appearances in the team.
As a result, Huddersfield must tread carefully. Still, that’s their problem now and they will hope that the left-footed Knockaert is more the player he was at Brighton than the one he was at Forest.