Huddersfield firm favourites if Leeds United ace exits Elland Road
Right now, he’s the toast of Elland Road. But our traders reckon Chris Wood could be about to cut his Leeds United ties with a controversial move to West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.
The 25-year-old chalked up a hugely impressive 30 goals in 48 games for the Whites last term, finishing the season as the Championship’s top goalscorer. And that’s attracted attention from a number of Premier League clubs.
However, despite interest from elsewhere, newly-promoted Huddersfield are firm favourites to snag the New Zealander if he does leave Leeds, with 3/1 on offer for the former Leicester City man to join David Wagner’s side this summer.
That news will be sure to delight those of a blue-and-white persuasion. Despite an incredible season which culminated in promotion, the Terriers were the lowest scorers in the top eight, so a striker is rightly a priority for Wagner.
The Terriers are followed in the betting by Crystal Palace and Swansea City, who are both 8/1 shots for Wood’s signature – though the Swans could well up their pursuit if star striker Gylfi Sigurdsson leaves the club this summer.
They’re followed by Stoke City and West Ham (both 12/1), with West Bromwich Albion priced out at 14/1 and Southampton rounding out the betting at 16s.
As for Leeds fans, they’ll be praying he stays and guides them up to the Premier League next year.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Chris Wood – Club after Summer 2017 transfer window
Huddersfield Town – 3/1
Crystal Palace – 8/1
Swansea – 8/1
Stoke – 12/1
West Ham – 12/1
West Brom – 14/1
Southampton – 16/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing