Three players Huddersfield Town should consider signing this summer
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With Huddersfield Town's Championship status all but secured for another season, as the Terriers currently hold an eight-point gap between themselves and the drop zone, attention will shortly turn to the summer transfer window and adding much-needed strength to the West Yorkshire side's ranks.

With a handful of players looking likely to depart the John Smith's Stadium over the summer, it will be integral that the Terriers add strength to their squad to ensure they aren't in another relegation battle next season. Here are three players that Carlos Corberan's side should make moves for over the summer.

Carel Eiting

A player who is no stranger to Huddersfield supporters, having spent the current season on loan with the club, the Terriers should attempt to make Dutchman Carel Eiting's loan a permanent stay in West Yorkshire.

The 23-year-old midfielder made a return to the Terriers squad for the midweek encounter with Barnsley, after over three months on the sidelines with a knee injury, but reminded the Huddersfield faithful of his qualities with an impressive, albeit brief cameo off the bench. 

While injury problems are a concern for Eiting and are the reason why he's been limited to just 20 League outings this season, he's worth the gamble for Huddersfield who will surely enquire about the possibility of a permanent move with his parent club, Ajax.

When asked about the potential of a permanent move Head Coach Carlos Corberan was coy on the subject, he said:

"I'm not concentrating on the future.

"Right now, I think it's positive to have the option to have him available for these last games because it's something we didn't expect.

"The only important thing is that we add players to cover this important, last part of the season."

Nonetheless, the fact that Huddersfield didn't terminate the loan of the Dutchman who has returned to play in the last handful of games of the campaign hints that the Terriers value Eiting significantly and want to keep working with him.

Lucas Akins

Another player that Huddersfield could keep a close eye on over the summer is home town boy Lucas Akins and the possibility of bringing him back to the team where he started his career.

A versatile winger with a significant amount of experience, the 32-year-old has been in fine form for his current team Burton Albion this season, netting eight times for the Brewers in League One.

While Akins wouldn't be a starter if he returned to the Terriers, he could provide much-needed squad depth in the wide areas while providing the Terriers with another option in attack.

While it would appear to be a no-thrills signing from the West Yorkshire based team, Akins is out of contract in the summer and the opportunity to return to Huddersfield could be a good move for all parties because the Terriers must prepare to add more depth to their team, with a fundamental issue this season being injury problems.

Carlos Mendes Gomes

The last player on this list and another player Huddersfield Town should be looking at, Carlos Corberan's side should join the evergrowing amount of suitors keeping a watchful eye on Spanish winger Carlos Mendes Gomes, currently plying his trade for Morecambe.

The 22-year-old has been one of the most impressive figures in League Two this season, with his 15 goals so far this campaign putting him up there amongst the top scorers in the division.

Having embarked on a remarkable rise in his career so far, Mendes Gomes started his career in England with Non-League West Didsbury & Chorlton before moving to the Lancashire side in 2018. 

But this summer could be the right time for Mendes Gomes to once again make the next step in his career and Huddersfield should be placing themselves at the very front of the queue for the attacker who was once on the books of Athletico Madrid.

While Huddersfield would face stern competition with the likes of Rangers who are reportedly keeping tabs on the youngster, the Spanish influences in West Yorkshire could give the Terriers a major boost in the dogfight to land the emerging talent.