Town's January Options

Despite improving performances in recent weeks, it's clear that Town need some reinforcement in January to push on and escape Premier League relegation. Goals and creativity could be key as well as defensive cover with recent injuries to Christopher Schindler and Terence Kongolo worrying David Wagner. In this article we take a look at David Wagner's January options.

Neal Maupay: Brentford

Market Value: £4.5 million

Likely Fee: £9 - £12 million

The Bees French forward has averaged a goal every 85 minutes in the Championship this season and sits top of the league's goal scoring charts with 10 strikes. Maupay has also chipped in with 3 assists for Brentford and looks to have found his stride this season under Dean Smith.

Maupay only scored 12 goals last term however most of his campaign was spent out wide or playing as a second striker. The Frenchman's finishing can best be described as clinical, added to that his creativity has been key to Brentford's strong start this season.

With Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre struggling for goals, Maupay could be the perfect antidote to Town's goal scoring crisis.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Chelsea

Market Value: £16.2 million

Likely Fee: End of season loan - £2 million

Loftus-Cheek's form last season on loan at Crystal Palace led to his inclusion in Gareth Southgate's England squad. The physical midfielder was promised regular starting opportunities at Stamford Bridge this season under new boss Maurizio Sarri, but they have failed to materialise.

Further England appearances will be put on hold until Loftus-Cheek begins playing regular football again and a move to West Yorkshire could be the perfect fit for both player and club.

Rick Van Drongelen: Hamburg

Market Value: £2.7 million

Likely Fee: £4 million

19-year-old Dutch centre-back Drongelen is an exciting prospect for his national team despite playing for a Hamburg side that was relegated from the Bundesliga last season. Drongelen began his career at Sparta Rotterdam before moving to Hamburg where he has adapted well to a new country and style.

At 6ft2 he is a dominating centre-back with all the attributes necessary to adapt to the English game. Drongelen is pacy and good on the ball, and would provide good backup to the first-team if injury were to strike.

Which signing would you like to see Town make? Is there someone you feel who could make the difference but isn't on the list? Let us know in the comments section.

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