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Algerian international Karim Matmour training with Huddersfield Town and poised to sign

David Wagner rates free agent highly

David Wagner has confirmed he is keen to bring Algerian international Karim Matmour to Huddersfield Town.

The 30-year-old forward is a free agent after leaving Kuwait club Al-Arabi, and was with the squad for the FA Cup third-round replay defeat at Reading last night.

Matmour, well known to Wagner from his time playing in Germany, is training with Town with a view to a deal.

“He is with us and we are working on something,” said Wagner of the French-born player who had spells at Freiburg, Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern.

“I know him from Germany. He is a very experienced player, able to play all the four offensive positions, wings, No10 and even helping as a No9 if needed.

Karim Matmour

“He is a player with a lot of quality and without a contract, so available on a free transfer, and we would like to have him here.”

Matmour, who left Al-Arabi in October after a contract dispute, played in the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, including the goalless draw with England in Cape Town.

Wagner is keen to add to his current main forward options of Nahki Wells, Ishmael Miller, Jamie Paterson, Harry Bunn, Joe Lolley and Sean Scannell.


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