Huddersfield Town are chasing attacking additions, and have reportedly upped their bid for Wolves man Rajiv van La Parra.

The window is due to close in a week, and the sight of Mark Hudson pushed up front during the dying stages of Saturday's loss to Brighton showed the lack of options available to David Wagner from the bench.

The boss has already moved to bring in Karim Matmour on a free signing, and now he's out to add another face to the squad.

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Latest reports suggest Town have had one offer turned down and have gone back with an improved bid.

But is van La Parra the right man?

Nominally a right winger, the former Netherlands u21 international can play as a striker, which would give Wagner the ability to adapt formation and tactics where necessary - and give Nahki Wells some help up top.

His pace would be a welcome addition in either position, but his consistency has been called into question.

After falling down the pecking order, the Feyenoord youth product was sent on loan to Brighton - and while he has professed himself happy at Molineux, the lure of first team football could prove too good to turn down.

Brighton & Hove Albion's Rajiv Van La Parra celebrates scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the iPro Stadium, Derby.


Used as a striker since his return from Brighton, van La Parra could find his opportunities limited with Wolves linked to a succession of forwards following the sale of Benik Afobe.

Speaking after his loan, the 24-year-old revealed: "It was an important move for me. Now it's about playing football and as many games as I can.

"For me it was just about not playing – that's why I wanted to go on loan. Everything else I am happy here, happy with my team mates, with everyone at the club, I don't have a problem with anyone.

"It was only the game time, I wasn't happy with not playing and now I'm in the team so I'm getting my confidence back on the pitch."

However, it seems his preference would be to challenge Sean Scannell and Harry Bunn for a wide berth.

He added: "I'm more of a winger but if the gaffer needs me up front I'll play there, it's not a big deal."

Over 958 Championship minutes, van La Parra has two goals from 18 shots (five on target), and has grabbed two assists after creating 18 scoring chances for teammates at Brighton and Wolves.

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Fond of short passes, sending just 2% over long distance, he is also quick to spot a crossing opportunity.

Although his positioning further forward does have to be taken into account, his defensive contribution is currently weaker than Scannell's - and that is one area Wagner would no doubt want to see improvement in should he start out wide.

van La Parra has made three clearances to Scannell's ten, has won 35% of his duels compared with Scannell's 47.9% and that drops to 21.4% in aerial duels.

However, Brighton skipper Bruno praised recently praised the Dutchman's attitude and hoped he would be back for a second spell on the South Coast.

Still only young, a possible spell under Wagner's wing should see him harness his considerable talent to reach greater heights.