Huddersfield Town tracking former Chelsea prospect

Marko Mitrovic is currently a free agent, having left Italian Serie B side Brescia this summer.

The 22-year-old former Sweden youth international spent four years in West London, but failed to make a single competitive appearance for the Blues.

He was involved in their FA Youth Cup triumph in 2001, as well as the Premier Reserve League victory in 2011, but the youngster never managed to progress into the first-team - following a similar fate as many of his young teammates.

Having left the club at the end of his contract in 2012, the forward joined Italian club Brescia, then in Serie B, making his professional debut in a Coppa Italia match against Cremonese. The youngster went on to make 29 appearances for Brescia, scoring three goals, although he failed to cement a first-team spot, and was often used from the bench.

He left Italy this summer at the expiration of his contract, and the Huddersfield Examiner is reporting that the Terriers are interested in bolstering their attacking ranks with the youngster’s talents, although they face competition from Romanian club CFR Cluj, and upcoming MLS franchise Orlando City.

Addressing the goalscoring problem appears to be recently appointed manager Chris Powell’s first aim, with Town current sitting in the relegation places, having scored just seven goals in eight games. Harry Bunn is the only forward to have netted more than two goals this season, whilst Joe Lolley and James Vaughan have yet to find the back of the net.

Despite yet settling in his career, Mitrovic has evident talent that led him to being dubbed the ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ in his youth. However, he has failed to kick on, but a move back to England, to a club struggling for form, may just be the catalyst needed to set him back on the right path.

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