Jonathan Hogg is expected to sign a new contract at Huddersfield today (Friday, 15 Jan), Football Insider understands.
This site revealed last week that the 32-year-old was in advanced talks over a new deal to stay at the John Smith’s Stadium, despite the club holding an optional extension clause which would have extended his current terms to next summer.
A source at Huddersfield has told Football Insider that contract negotiations have been successful and that the midfielder is set to put pen to paper on an 18-month extension today.
Hogg signed a two-year deal back in 2019 and the Terriers have moved to ensure he remains on board until next year without needing to trigger the extension clause in his contract.
The Middlesbrough-born midfielder joined Huddersfield from Watford back in 2013 as personal reasons motivated him to return up north.
He has established himself as a firm favourite among the Terriers faithful with his performances in the middle of the park and has played over 250 times for the club so far.
Hogg was named as vice-captain to then-captain Tommy Smith by David Wagner in 2017 and has kept his leadership role among the squad despite a change of managers.
He has played 23 times across all competitions this season and has worn the captain’s armband on numerous occasions in the absence of Christopher Schindler.
Despite his north east roots, Hogg kicked off his professional career with Aston Villa and played seven times for the Villans before leaving for Watford in 2011.
He is currently Huddersfield’s longest-serving player and is the second-most experienced player in terms of Championship appearances at the club behind Richard Stearman.