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Walsall Football Club midfielder Sam Mantom continues to be linked with a move away from the club.
Walsall Football Club midfielder Sam Mantom continues to be linked with a move away from the club.

Leading the way for his signature are Sky Bet Championship side Huddersfield Town, who look set to lose Adam Clayton to Middlesbrough.

Last week's brief mention in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner has now been followed up by a full profile and breakdown of Mantom's abilities and what he'd bring to the West Yorkshire side as the Terriers' interest continues to grow.

The Examiner suggests that Walsall will be looking to receive in the region of £750,000, going on to say; "Town would be expected to fork out a fee believed to be in the region of £750,000 for the player, whose contract does not run out until the summer of 2016.

"Regardless of the fact Mantom arrived on a free, Walsall will surely be eager to receive enough money for their talismanic midfielder to not only identify a suitable replacement but also strengthen other areas of the team.

"Given Huddersfield midfielder Adam Clayton could be the subject of a bid twice as much as that, Huddersfield would be in a position to press ahead with an offer should they sell their own star playmaker."

The article also acknowledges that Mantom, having just penned an extended deal, seems content to remain with the club; "Having penned a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the club in November of last year, the indications are that neither the player nor the club are actively entertaining any bids for their prized asset.

"The Saddlers hold all the cards given his contractual status and, having won the club's Player of the Year award last term, Mantom would appear to be content with life at the Bescot."

22-year-old Mantom is currently with the rest of the first-team squad in the South-West as they continue to build towards the 2014/15 Sky Bet League One season with a friendly against Somerset side, Taunton Town.
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