By Tom Blackburn
Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward is closing in on a loan move to Huddersfield, according to a report.
The 23-year-old has been with Chris Coleman’s Euro 2016 squad in France, and played in the opening group game against Slovakia.
The Huddersfield Examiner claims that the Yorkshire club set to step up their bid to bring in the young keeper after Wales’ Euro 2016 exit.
Huddersfield, who are managed by Jurgen Klopp’s close friend David Wagner, have long been linked with a season-long loan move for the former Wrexham man.
Ward spent the first half of the 2015-16 season on loan at Aberdeen before returning to Merseyside and rising above Adam Bogdan in the Anfield pecking order.
However, the signing of Loris Karius earlier on this summer has pushed Ward back down to third in the roster behind the German and established No1 Simon Mignolet.
The Welsh stopper has been targeted as Huddersfield look to improve on their 19th place finish in the Championship this season.
Ward, who joined Liverpool for £100,000 in January 2012 and is under contract until 2020, worked with Town’s head of football operations Stuart Webber at both Wrexham and Anfield.
Wales lost 2-0 in their semi-final against Portugal on Wednesday night, and with no third place play-off they will head home.
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