With U.S. Men’s National Team fullback DeAndre Yedlin set to rejoin the Premier League with Newcastle United, another American Abroad is reportedly set to join him with a second newly promoted team.
USMNT midfielder Danny Williams is reportedly set to join Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town on a free transfer, according to the Daily Star. Williams has spent the past four seasons with Reading in the Championship as a key part of a midfield that made its own run towards promotion this season before losing to Huddersfield Town in the playoffs.
Williams has been a constant for Reading, starting 135 matches in four seasons while recording 13 goals, and has earned himself some international time with the U.S., making three appearances in 2016 and six in 2015. He joins a Huddersfield Town that will make its first ever Premier League appearance next season after winning the promotion playoff over Williams’ former team on penalties.
Aside from joining Yedlin in the top flight, he’ll also be joining the fellow German-American head coach of Huddersfield Town, David Wagner. Wagner, who guided Huddersfield Town to their unlikely promotion, has already made several splashes in the transfer market, most notably retaining the services of former Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy.
While it remains to be seen how Williams’ skills will translate to the increased competition of the Premier League, it will certainly make next year’s edition much more interesting for American fans.