TOWN haven’t ruled out keeping hold of keeper Matt Glennon.
And the player says he will stay if he’s made the “right kind of offer”.
The initial terms put forward to the 29-year-old, who is one of 16 first-team squad members out of contract this close-season, have been turned down.
And that has alerted a string of suitors who have been impressed by the former St Johnstone man, who kept his third successive clean sheet and 16th of the season as Tranmere were beaten 1-0 at the Galpharm on Saturday.
Birmingham – the Premier League club Glennon helped knock out of the FA Cup – Coventry, Southampton, QPR and Charlton are all believed to be interested.
Richard Cody, the agent for Glennon, who has missed just one game in his two seasons at Town, said: “The offer was way below what we expected and was simply not good enough for a player of Matt’s ability.
“Many regard him as the best keeper outside the Championship and he has proven that week in, week out over the last two years.
“But there is no way he can sign what has been offered.
“There is interest in him and clubs have been watching him closely, especially after his displays in the FA Cup.”
Glennon, happily settled in Shelley with his wife and two daughters, commented: “I certainly haven’t closed the door on staying.
“I like the club, the area and the supporters, and given recent developments off the field, I feel Huddersfield Town are ready to take off.”
Speaking after Saturday’s win, which was clinched by Andy Booth’s close-range 61st-minute shot in front of 8,315 (491 from Tranmere) and kept Town 12th in League I, caretaker manager Gerry Murphy said: “You don’t like to lose good players and I rate Matt Glennon as a first-class goalkeeper.
“These things tend to run on and on and hopefully things will sort themselves out. I still feel Matt will stay here at the end of the day.”
Of course the identity of the new manager could also influence the situation of Stockport-born Glennon, who began his career at Bolton and has also played for Hull, Carlisle and Falkirk.
Twenty days after parting company with Andy Ritchie, Town are believed to have whittled the shortlist down to five, with interviews due to continue this week.
Chairman-elect Dean Hoyle would only comment: “We are looking for a leader of men, and I’ve been impressed with the candidates.”