Can VLP become Huddersfield Town’s MVP?

There’s no doubt reported Town target Rajiv van La Parra has talent.

But could the Dutchman make himself a key figure at the club?

The 24-year-old certainly improved his stock by spending December on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Struggling to tie down a place at Molineux, he made six appearances for the Seagulls.

Brian Owen, of the Brighton Argus newspaper, saw all the games the 24-year-old featured in.

“He’s an exciting player, there’s no doubt about that,” he reported.

“Rajiv made an early impact, with two goals and a couple of assists in his first three games for Albion.

“He scored a belter of a goal at QPR, but his real skill is in working the right wing.

“Rajiv likes to use his pace to go down the outside and get crosses in.

“He tailed off a little as his spell here went on, but there is certainly something to work with.

“And his time at Brighton seems to have benefited him, because he has been more involved at Wolves since going back.”

Reporter Owen reckons Brighton might have tried to make the van La Parra deal permanent had it not been for signing Anthony Knockaert.

“I think his name was on the list, and there was talk of a possible permanent moved when he was here,” he added.

“But Albion brought in Knockaert (from Standard Liege) so van La Parra was off the list.”

Town’s football operations chief Stuart Webber was working for Wolves when van La Parra joined the West Midlands club from Heerenveen in July 2014.

Born in Rotterdam, he came through the youth system at Feyenoord.

But he moved to French club Caen in 2008, playing mainly for the second team.

Van La Parra decided to return to Holland in 2011, leaving Caen by mutual consent.

After a trial at AZ Alkmaar, he signed for Heerenveen, who activated a clause to keep him at the end of his first season.

He was a regular at the Eredivisie side, playing in the Europa League and earning Dutch Under 21 honours.

Wolves made their move with van La Parra out of contract.

His Molineux deal runs through to 2017 and he has so far made 52 appearances (38 starts), scoring twice.

He was a starter when Wolves beat Town 4-1 at the John Smth’s Stadium last season.