Huddersfield shock 9/2 favourites to sign Leeds United striker Chris Wood

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

Huddersfield have overtaken Middlesbrough as favourites to sign Leeds striker Chris Wood.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates 

Huddersfield Town are the new favourites to sign Leeds United striker Chris Wood, according SkyBet.

Wood finished last season as the Championship top scorer with 27 goals and is in high demand.

SkyBet price Huddersfield as 9/2 favourites to sign the striker, with previous favourites Middlesbrough dropping to 8/1.

Crystal Palace follow at 9/1 followed by Swansea City at 10/1.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates

The New Zealand international's future was thrown into doubt a fortnight ago when head coach Garry Monk quit Elland Road in a surprise move.

However Wood has since allayed fears he could leave, telling Press Association Sport the club needs stability.

Leeds finished in seventh place last season, narrowly missing out on the play-offs, but this was their highest finish in seven seasons and Wood's goals were a vital part of their success.

Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield are celebrating winning promotion to the Premier League by beating Reading in the play-offs, and beat Leeds home and away in the Championship last season.

Chris Wood signing for the Terriers would be a shocking turn of events, and a worst case scenario for many Leeds fans.

Chris Wood scores the first goal for Leeds UnitedChris Wood scores for Leeds United

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