Nottingham Forest-owned Jamie Paterson keen on permanent exit, claim Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town's head of football operations Stuart Webber claims Jamie Paterson is keen on a permanent deal.

Huddersfield Town's head of football operations Stuart Webber has told the Huddersfield Examiner that winger Jamie Paterson wants a permanent move from Nottingham Forest.

Paterson, 24, joined Forest from Walsall in the summer of 2013, and enjoyed a fantastic first season, scoring 12 goals in 39 appearances.

However, Paterson was more of a bit-part player last season, and scored just one goal before being allowed to join Championship rivals Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan deal.

With five goals in 22 appearances for the Terriers so far, Paterson has impressed at the John Smith's Stadium, with his form really improving under new boss David Wagner since his appointment in November.

The wide man is scheduled to return to the City Ground this summer, but having been allowed to leave by Dougie Freedman in the first place, few expect him to make an impact or even have a future at Forest upon his return.

Now, Huddersfield's head of football operations Stuart Webber has spoke to the Huddersfield Examiner, and revealed that Paterson wants to stay with the Terriers.

However, he also added that whilst Huddersfield would like to keep him, the deal could be difficult with so many parties involved in the future of a good player.

"Jamie is a good player who has done well for us, certainly since David arrived (in November)," said Webber. "He would like to stay and, if the deal is right, we would like to keep him.

"Another club is involved of course in Forest, the player is involved and the agent is involved. It is perceived these deals are easy, but the better the player is, the harder it is, and people have to recognise that. We feel Jamie can do better as well, he is not the finished article, but we would like to keep him if the opportunity arises, that’s for sure," he added.

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