By Wayne Veysey

8th Jan, 2021 | 11:26am

Exclusive: Huddersfield in advanced talks to agree new contract

Huddersfield Town are in advanced talks with midfielder Jonathan Hogg over a new contract, Football Insider understands.

The 32-year-old, who joined the Terriers in 2013, signed a new two-year deal back in 2019, although the club included an optional extension clause which would see him tied down until next summer.

However, a source at the John Smith’s Stadium has told Football Insider the Championship outfit have been in negotiations over a new deal and are closing in on an agreement with the former Watford star.

Hogg has been a mainstay for Huddersfield since joining from the Hornets, with over 250 appearances under his belt for the club so far.

The Middlesbrough-born midfielder kicked off his professional career at Aston Villa and made his senior debut in a Europa League qualifier against Rapid Vienna back in 2010.

He made just seven first-team appearances for the Villans before he joined Watford permanently on a free transfer in 2011, having also spent time on loan at both Darlington and Portsmouth.

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Hogg played a total of 83 times for the then-Championship outfit before personal reasons motivated him to seal a move back up north with Huddersfield.

He has become a fan favourite with the Terriers and was named as vice-captain by former boss David Wagner back in 2017.

This season has seen Hogg start all but one of Huddersfield’s 23 Championship games and he has worn the captain’s armband for five of the last six league matches.

However, he has not been able to add to his two goals for the club, the last of which came back in 2016.

In other news, Football Insider can reveal Huddersfield are in the hunt to sign newly-available Aston Villa player.