Terence Kongolo’s Fulham transfer to be sealed as Huddersfield Town prepare for double exit

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The Dutchman has been expected to leave the Terriers throughout the summer and now looks set to head back to Craven Cottage in a permanent switch to Scott Parker’s Fulham

Terence Kongolo looks set to complete his long-awaited move to Fulham in a permanent transfer.

The Athletic report that Kongolo completed a medical on Wednesday and is set to finalise a move worth up to £7m, of which around £4m is payable up front.

That means Huddersfield Town should soon see two players finally head to the exit after a long summer of speculation, with Karlan Grant also looking set to secure a move to West Bromwich Albion after a deal with the Baggies was finally agreed on Wednesday.

Despite being Town’s record signing Kongolo was surplus to requirements at the John Smith’s Stadium with Carlos Corberan’s squad well-stocked with defensive options and the club looking to trim their wage bill, which Kongolo will be right towards the very top of.

Sheffield United launched a rival bid for Kongolo two weeks ago but are believed to have quickly ended their interest after having doubts over Kongolo’s recovery from a broken foot he suffered during his loan spell at Fulham earlier this year.

His permanent move to the Cottagers also looked to have gone cold after sources had indicated it had got close to completion, with Scott Parker turning to Manchester City’s Tosin Adarabioyo on last Mondays intra-Premier League deadline day

However, Town released footage last week showing the Dutch international back on the training pitch at their PPG Canalside training facility, jogging and playing the ball with both feet with no evident discomfort or difficulty.

It is unclear whether Kongolo’s injury played a part in Fulham initially seeming to walk away from the deal, or whether the apparent good progress in his recovery played a part in reviving their interest.

The imminent departures of Grant and Kongolo should allow Town to assess their final move(s) in the summer transfer window before the 5pm deadline on Friday.

We understand a direct replacement for Grant to play wide in the front three would ideally be on the cards for the Terriers.

Any new additions would join Danny Ward, Joel Pereira, Pipa, Carel Eiting and Naby Sarr as new faces at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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