After securing a remarkable promotion to the Premier League, Huddersfield Town has signed Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto for an undisclosed club-record fee.
The 28-year-old has signed a contract deal that will see till the summer of 2019, with the club having the alternative of a further year extention. The 6′ 3″ tall Belgian forward becomes the Terriers’ first signing since securing promotion to the Premier League.
A scorer at international level, having just one national team appearances Depoitre also has Champions League experience and is a winner of the Belgian Pro League and Super Cup.
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Head coach David Wagner, who guided the Yorkshire club back to the top flight via the play-offs after a 45-year absence, was delighted to land his first target.
“I am very happy that we have made Laurent our first signing of this summer window,” Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner told the club’s official website.
“He is a proper striker; one who has played for a very good Belgium side, featured in elite European competition and who has won domestic titles.
“It is great news that we have had the opportunity to sign a player of his quality and now we will focus on getting him back to the top form he showed only a season ago.
“He scores goals and is a real worker too, so he will fit the ‘Terriers Identity’ very well. His attitude on the pitch is exactly what we need, plus he is a very good character off the field too.”
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