Dion Sanderson’s ties to Huddersfield Town resurface but transfer plan has changed

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Dion Sanderson is a name that will be familiar to Huddersfield Town fans who followed ties with the player last summer, when the club were weighing their options on how to strengthen themselves at right-back.

Sanderson had just completed a loan at Cardiff City where, under Neil Harris, he operated primarily as a right-back and it was his performances in South Wales during the second half of the 2019/20 campaign that have alert City to him as a possible solution following the departures of Danny Simpson and Flo Hadergjonaj from John Smith Stadium.

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Town was forced to field Juninho Bacuna at right-back at times last season, but he has now become one of the most stable parts of his starting lineup since Pipa’s arrival.

The Spaniard has largely appropriated the right-back spot since arriving from Espanyol and Rarmani Edmonds-Green offers competition for this position, along with Demeaco Duhaney. Aaron Rowe plays more of a winger role when Corberan chooses to field a fullback three, but is also fit to replace that right side for Town to demonstrate the level of competition.

Reports that Town are rekindling their interest in Sanderson, who has drawn attention on loan at Sunderland this season, is interesting, if only for his change of stance this season, which has seen him move to the right side of defense in the center during his stay at the Stade de la Lumière.

Ties with Sanderson have resurfaced in recent days with Wolves’ lender out of contract at Molineux in the summer of 2022 and a line-up of clubs including Sheffield United, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Bristol City and Town are reportedly monitoring him.

But Carlos Corberan, who is a fan of the player and aware of his talents, may well have different plans now for a player who has played almost exclusively in the middle of the Black Cats’ last four this season.

Town has options in central defense, but almost all of his existing options beyond Naby Sarr are out of contract this summer and the mid- to long-term lineup of the central defensive department looks much more uncertain than at the right-back. .



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Getting a deal for the 21-year-old given the level of competition won’t be easy, but he’s someone who’s been on Town’s radar before and the opportunity to bring him in and strengthen their backline would be surely attractive if he shows up.

Sanderson will have his pick of clubs to choose from if he leaves Wolves for good this summer and is currently focused on nothing more than helping Sunderland secure a promotion to the championship.

“Not really. At the moment I really enjoy my football – take it game by game, win it and enjoy it,” he said when asked if he had given much thought to his future. .

“I haven’t really thought about it, it’s just enjoying my football.”

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