Huddersfield Town look set to land attacking left-back Tareiq Holmes-Dennis from Charlton Athletic.
The 20-year-old is highly-rated by Town coach David Wagner and is seen as someone who could really push German arrival Chris Lowe for the shirt – so it would be a permanent deal, not a loan.
Holmes-Dennis is well-known to Town first-team coach Andy Hughes, too, as they were both at The Valley at the same time, so the character reference is solid.
Having allowed Jason Davidson out on loan to FC Groningen, Town have the likes of Martin Cranie and Jon Gorenc Stankovic as possible back-up in the No3 slot, but Town are keen to add a young, talented left-back.
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Holmes-Dennis, a former England Under 18 cap who came through the Charlton academy and has had loan spells at Oxford, Plymouth and Oldham Athletic, certainly fits the bill.
He is under contract until 2018, but Town are keen to add him to their roster as transfer deadline day is just a week away.
Holmes-Dennis is the modern type of left-back who gets forward and links with the midfield and forwards in exactly the style Wagner wants.
Lowe, of course, scored his first Town goal in the 2-1 derby win against Barnsley which took Town top of the Championship for the first time since December 1999.
They remain top as Wolves prepare to visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, by which time Wagner will hope to have Holmes-Dennis as part of his senior squad.
Holmes-Dennis has made two substitute appearances for Charlton this season, one at Cheltenham in the EFL Cup and the other in last Saturday’s 2-1 win at Walsall in League One.