Van la Parra came close to Leeds move, now with point to prove at Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town

Rajiv van la Parra almost joined Leeds from Wolves, now he takes them on with Huddersfield this weekend.

Huddersfield Town last week completed the loan signing of Wolves winger Rajiv van la Parra.

The winger has had a rollercoaster of a season, and could make his debut for the Terriers against a club which tried to sign him back in August.

Huddersfield visit rivals Leeds United at the weekend, who attempted to bring him in during the summer transfer window. Van La Parra admitted to the Express and Star he was 'on the brink' of an exit and had held talks with Leeds.

The Whites ended up buying Excelsior winger Jordan Botaka instead, but this has not worked out so far with the DR Congo international making only two starts.

Van la Parra found opportunities at Wolves limited so went out on loan to promotion contenders Brighton, where he made an instant impression, scoring two goals and providing one assist in four starts.

This led to his recall for Wolves, but he found it tough at Molineux, with no goals and just one assists in 11 Championship starts for the club this season.

He has now moved on loan to Huddersfield for the remainder of the campaign, with the BBC reporting the move is likely to become permanent at the end of the season when the transfer window opens.

Making an instant impression against Leeds would be a superb way for him to start his career at the club, and also show the Whites what they missed out on.

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