By Wayne Veysey

30th Jul, 2021 | 1:06pm

Sources: Huddersfield Town open talks to sign Lees after Sheffield Wednesday exit

Huddersfield Town have opened talks to sign Tom Lees after his Sheffield Wednesday exit, Football Insider has learned.

He was released by Wednesday at the end of June when his contract expired.

An industry source has told Football Insider the defender is discussing a free transfer move.

Lees spent seven years with Wednesday and played 274 times across all competitions for the club.

He featured in 38 Championship games last season but his efforts were not enough to prevent them being relegated.

The 30-year-old would offer Carlos Corberan experience at the heart of his defence.

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Huddersfiled have already bolstered their defensive ranks with the additions of Matty Pearson and Levi Colwill this summer.

They relased experienced quartet Tommy Elphick, Richard Keogh, Christopher Schindler and Richard Stearman after their dissapointing campaign last season.

The Terriers finished just six points above the relegation zone last season.

They conceded a worrying 71 goals in the league – the most of any team in the division.

Lees has vast experience in the division after making his breakthrough at Leeds United in 2011.

The former England Under-21 international has played 372 games in the Championship across his time with Leeds and Wednesday.

After playing over 100 games for his boyhood club and winning the young player of the season award in 2011-12, he moved across Yorkshire for an undisclosed fee in 2014.

He also spent time on loan with Accrington Stanley and Bury before breaking through at Elland Road.

In other news, a Premier League club have opened talks to sign a Huddersfield Town star.