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Wagner gives honest update on Hudderfield transfer intention

Ahead of a pre-season trip to his native Germany, Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner insists there will be no new signings this week.

The Terriers have wasted no time in delving into the transfer market having splashed the cash this summer by spending in the region of £35 million on nine new additions as they embark on their first-ever Premier League campaign.

Players continue to be linked with a move to West Yorkshire. Barnsley’s Andy Yiadom is one persistently named while Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia is said to have snubbed the chance to join the John Smith’s Stadium side in favour of West Bromwich Albion.

Although there may be more new faces to arrive at Huddersfield before the start of the new Premier League season, Wagner insists there will be none this week.

“I think the next two or three weeks will be a case of having a look at own players and team before making any further additions or business,” he told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

“Sometimes a player may surprise you in pre-season – they may make big steps in pre-season in a position you thought you needed to strengthen.

“Then perhaps you do not have to because you have found a solution from your own squad.”

The Terriers broke their transfer record in a matter of days firstly with the £3.5m signing of Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto, then Aaron Mooy returned on a permanent basis in a £10m deal before the arrival of Tom Ince from Derby (£10.5m) and then finally forward Steve Mounie from Montpellier at £11.4m.

There has been no major outgoings so far at the John Smith’s Stadium. The only one of note was allowing young midfielder Kyle Dempsey to turn his loan to Fleetwood Town into a permanent move, but it could be that Town may have to let one or two leave before any new signings are made.

The Terriers have started their pre-season campaign with wins over Accrington Stanley and Bury.

Ince netted the only goal of the game against the Wham Stadium outfit and was on target again at Gigg Lane four days later as Wagner’s men won 3-1 with Mounie and Elias Kachunga also getting on the scoresheet.

Huddersfield travel to Germany next to face 2.Bundesliga side SV Sandhausen on July 18 before travelling to Oakwell to face Yorkshire rivals Barnsley on July 22. They kick-off the new Premier League season away at Crystal Palace on August 12.

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