Huddersfield Town is enjoying a seven-game unbeaten run, including its latest result: besting Wigan, the last team to beat the Terriers, 1-0. The streak has righted a ship that was veering off its preferred route (promotion to the Premier League), and unsurprisingly the club is looking ahead with some confidence.
After the win over Wigan, head coach David Wagner told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner "we will only do something if it makes sense", referring to intentions for the January transfer window. Further, reports the Examiner, "sources" have "played down" the suggestion that RB Leipzig's want-away forward Terrence Boyd is on his way to Huddersfield.
Those suggestions are still mostly coming from insistent - and not necessarily entirely serious - Tweets from within the Huddersfield fan base:
Terrence Boyd will meet with Huddersfield next week when he returns from Dubai #htafc https://t.co/in6spTT3lI— TFS Huddersfield (@TFS_HuddTown) January 1, 2017
Yo @TBoyd91...you feel me? pic.twitter.com/gwSoTGZfT2— David Wagner (@HerrDavidWagner) January 2, 2017
For New York Red Bulls fans, it is perhaps worth noting that the Examiner's sources did not outright deny the rumor linking Boyd to the Terriers.
It is known that the player is considering RBNY as a possible next destination, though for how long (his contract with Leipzig is up in June) and under what conditions (a loan would seem sub-optimal for RBNY, given it would mean the player could be a free agent in the middle of the 2017 MLS season) is unclear. And the rumor mill (well, Bild for the most part) suggests Boyd does not regard a move within the RB Global Soccer family as his best option.
Of course, Boyd's best option is likely a moving target in the swirling winds of January transfer gossip. If Huddersfield is losing interest (if, indeed, the interest was ever real) then, presumably, it makes other opportunities look a little more attractive.