Huddersfield Town are plotting a move to re-sign Derby County attacker Duane Holmes before the end of the January window, Football Insider understands.
The 26-year-old winger, who has also featured as a central midfielder during his career, is out of contract at the end of the season and the Rams could be forced to cash in due to their well-publicised financial problems.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that around £1million could seal a deal for Holmes this month and that Huddersfield are keen on taking their academy graduate back to the John Smith’s Stadium.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Holmes joined the Terriers’ youth system back in the early 2000s and was handed his first professional deal by the club in 2013.
He made his first-team debut as a substitute in the League Cup later that year, while his first start for Huddersfield came a month later.
The versatile attacker, who has dual American-British nationality, was sent out on loan to Yeovil at the start of 2014, while he also spent time at Bury before he was released by the Terriers in 2016.
He signed for Scunthorpe United on a free transfer and played 94 times across all competitions before joining Derby for a reported £700,000 fee.
Holmes has established himself as a regular for the Rams, with 84 appearances under his belt, and, made his international debut for the USA back in the summer of 2019.
The two-cap international has featured 15 times for Wayne Rooney’s side so far this season, with one goal against Wycombe, although he has played once since mid-December.