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Huddersfield make enquiry for Yassine Benzia

Premier League side Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Algerian attacking midfielder Yassine Benzia, according to L’Equipe.

L’Equipe

The 23-year-old, who can also play as a striker, came through the academy system at Lyon before moving to fellow Ligue 1 club Lille. He captained them this season and helped the French side stay up, and created five assists for his team.

Benzia has one goal in two appearances for the Algerian national team, and Huddersfield have made contact with Lille to gather more information on the contract situation of the youngster.

Russian team Krasnodar have also shown an interest in the player, who has scored nine league goals in the last three seasons. Benzia has not been called up to the Algeria squad since 2016.

There are currently only two Algerian players in the Premier League; Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez. Benzia would join fellow Arab star Abdelhamid Sabiri at the Terriers if the potential move went ahead.

It is a big step up moving from France to England in terms of quality, as Huddersfield look to strengthen their squad after securing Premier League survival. Benzia was a regular in the Lille team, making 30 appearances during the 2017/18 campaign in all competitions.

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