Rather unsurprisingly, Huddersfield are not set to spend £15m on Chris Wood. However, Stoke and West Ham are both interested in the New Zealand international. The fee is unlikely to be £15m, especially to start with, though it could be around the £10m margin. It should come as no shock that Premier League clubs are interested in the Championship top scorer, in recent years Leeds would definitely have sold, probably for a deflated price (Lewis Cook anyone). However, this year I expect to be different, after a difficult start with the Garry Monk situation, Radrizzani will want to make a point, not to sell our best players and to improve the squad. He said himself that fans shouldn’t be thrilled with last season, so we should be aiming for nothing less than promotion. If we sell Chris Wood, it’s safe to say promotion will be a very difficult task.
The best way to keep our best players, namely Chris Wood and Pontus Jansson, would be to make a statement with the managerial appointment and subsequent transfers. I could be wrong, but I see Radrizzani being far more aggressive in the transfer market than our last few owners. He’s made all the right appointments off the field, now he needs to get the manager right.