Due to the ongoing global pandemic, football clubs around the world have had to make cost cutting measures over the last year.
Football clubs in England, and more specifically the Championship, have been no different, with teams in the second tier looking to part with players to balance the books financially.
Mounie exit was a mistake
Huddersfield Town parted with a handful of high earners over the summer including their top scorer from the season prior, Karlan Grant and record signing Terrence Kongolo. Another player who the Terriers parted with was Benin striker Steve Mounie, who returned to France, joining Stade Brestois.
While the former Montpellier striker was a high earner in West Yorkshire, The Terriers should have kept hold of the Benin international and sacrificed another high earner in stead.
Mounie shined in the Championship last season, and had one of the best goal per minute ratios in the league, proving himself to be a reliable player to then manager Danny Cowley.
The 26-year-old has been in excellent from in Ligue 1 lately, and has six goals and four assists in 22 outings, this a reminder of his attacking prowess that Huddersfield are currently lacking.
While it won’t have been an easy decision for The Terriers to part with the striker, they should have done more to try and keep him in West Yorkshire, as they’ve struggled for goals in his absence and are currently enduring a miserable run of form that has seen them winless so far this year.
A replacement is needed
While Huddersfield are expected to complete the signing of Oumar Niasse on a free transfer, their whole attacking issues could have been saved had they kept hold of Mounie in the summer.
So while Mounie is showing all his qualities in the top division of French football, Huddersfield are still searching for his replacement, five months after his departure.