David Wagner won’t be the only new American in the Premier League this season. If a report out of England is to be believed, the former U.S. international has successfully recruited out-of-contract midfielder and current USMNT hopeful Danny Williams to join him at Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.
The Daily Star report that Williams will sign a contract with the newly promoted club when the transfer window officially opens in July. The German-American has been a constant contributor for Reading in the Championship since 2013 and came within one match from helping them to promotion, only to lose out to Huddersfield in the Championship playoff in May. Appearing 135 times for Reading, Williams scored 13 goals during his spell.
The 28-year-old has also been an on-again-off-again U.S. national team call-up, getting a total of 22 caps between 2011-2016. However, lately he’s been ignored by both Bruce Arena and Jurgen Klinsmann despite his strong play for his club. Will a move to the Premier League be the boost he needs to finally get back into the picture as a USMNT first-choice candidate? It certainly can’t hurt, especially entering a World Cup year.