Huddersfield Town Tell Swansea City That Starlet Philip Billing Is Not for Sale

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Huddersfield Town have denied Swansea City the chance to sign their upcoming midfielder Philip Billing, telling the Swans that he is not for sale.

The 21-year-old midfielder made 16 appearances for Huddersfield in the Championship last season, but the ​Daily Mail reported that the Terriers boss David Wagner believes there is much more to come from the young Dane.

The young midfielder impressed last season for Huddersfield Town, scoring twice in 16 Championship appearances for the Terriers in their promotion winning season.

BBC pundit Alan Shearer has also praised the youngster, describing him as 'brilliant' during Huddersfield's 5-1 loss to Manchester City in the FA Cup last season.

Billing was able to create plenty of chances, despite coming under pressure in a compact midfield.

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Reports have suggested that £10m may be enough to tempt Huddersfield to sell Billing, which will certainly tempt Swansea as they search for a potential replacement for Everton target Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Billing's creativity could certainly be a match to replace Sigurdsson, however with a lack of top flight experience he's a bigger risk than most.

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However, a move seems unlikely at the moment with Billing featuring in Huddersfield's 1-0 away at Barnsley in their pre-season match on Saturday, playing until the 72nd minute when he was substituted.

With Huddersfield facing Italian side Udinese on Wednesday, an inclusion or dismissal of Billing in Wagner's lineup could hint toward his future. 

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