EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Stoke City are poised to sign Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith after agreeing a fee of around £4million for him, Football Insider understands.
The Terriers have giving their club captain permission to hold talks with their Championship rivals over personal terms and undergo a medical today.
As reported by Football Insider, Celtic have also shown an interest in Smith as they look to strengthen their defensive options at right-back.
But a Stoke source has told Football Insider they have moved quickly to try and land the 27-year-old after his agent held crunch talks with the club’s chief executive Tony Scholes in Holland.
Huddersfield are willing to sell Smith as they feel they have enough cover at right-back after bringing in Herbert Bockhorn from Borussia Dortmund II earlier this month.
Smith joined Huddersfield from Manchester City’s Academy in 2012 and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2017.
Stoke have been searching for a new right-back all summer and they see Smith as a key addition to their side as they look to challenge for promotion to the Premier League next season.
Smith will become Nathan Jones’ seventh new signing of the summer once he completes the formalities of his move to the Potters.
In other Stoke City news, it can be REVEALED that Portsmouth have made an approach to sign a Potters star.