The biggest news this morning is that Adam Clayton has signed for Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee, guessed to be around £450,000. Simon Grayson’s Huddersfield have evaded interest from other Championship clubs to swoop for the talented rookie. Clayton’s move had been in the pipes for a couple of weeks, and with Sky Sports stumbling onto the story last night it was announced first thing this morning by both clubs.

Although reluctant to leave Leeds, Clayton signs a three-year deal at the Galpharm after rejecting a significantly improved deal from Leeds in April. This morning Clayton modelled the “Tesco Value” Huddersfield shirt with pride. Speaking to the club’s website, Clayts enthused:

It’s the ambition of the place to be honest; once the Manager called me and I came down to meet the Chairman it was obvious. Everything about Huddersfield Town is moving forward and I want to go to the same place as the Club – I think this is a great place to achieve that.

I can’t wait to get going. I was in this league last year and there’s nothing to fear about the Championship. People have seen what Southampton and Norwich have done and although I’m not saying that we’ll go straight up – I’m not getting carried away – I think the ingredients are here for us to do well.

The Chairman is infectious; he’s a top man. He really speaks the truth and lets you know exactly what’s going on at the Club. After meeting him, and knowing the staff here, it was a no-brainer really.

We have an infectious chairman; not in the same way, I suspect.

As things stand, the sale of Clayton will allow Neil Warnock to sign some of his targets. The Lee Peltier and Luke Varney deals look set to get the green light, while deals for Luke Chambers and “Chuck” Norris could also be completed. There haven’t been many rumours in the last 24 hours, but Twitter rumours of a bid for Kris Commons did make me laugh. There could be an exodus from Scotish football as it becomes increasingly an MLS-style dead end for has-beens, but at a time when Warnock has said himself he can only sign players after selling others it seems unlikely Leeds could complete a such a coup.

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