Pilkington seeks Terriers exit
Huddersfield Town have confirmed Anthony Pilkington will be allowed to leave for the 'right offer'.
Last Updated: 01/07/11 8:15am
Huddersfield Town have confirmed Anthony Pilkington will be allowed to leave the club providing the 'right offer' is received for the winger.
Pilkington was an impressive performer for the Terriers last season before his campaign was cut short when he suffered a dislocated ankle and broken fibula in March.
He is expected to be fit for the start of the new campaign in August, but it appears the 23-year-old could be playing his football away from the Galpharm Stadium.
Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle has revealed Pilkington has asked to leave and the League One side are disappointed by the decision on the back of the recent sale of Lee Peltier to Leicester City.
"Anthony contacted Lee Clark yesterday and said he wanted to leave the club and achieve his ambition to play at the highest level, from the start of next season," Hoyle told the club's official website.
"I have spoken to Anthony at length personally over the last 24 hours and tried to convince him to stay but his mind is firmly made up.
"Coming closely after the departure of Lee Peltier is doubly disappointing, but not a real surprise - I can understand his ambition. There has been a lot of speculation regarding his future especially after the Old Trafford final.
"I have told Anthony I will not stand in his way. As hard as it may be, if a Premier League club comes in for him and we get the right offer he will be allowed to leave. We will wait and see how things develop."
Premier League new boys Norwich City were recently linked with a bid for Pilkington, but Huddersfield boss Lee Clark said the player would cost more than the reported £1.75million valuation.