Thursday 24 August 2017

Huddersfield complete signing of striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto

Laurent Depoitre has Champions League experience
Laurent Depoitre has Champions League experience

Huddersfield have announced the signing of Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto for a club-record fee.

The newly-promoted side made their first signing since clinching promotion to the Premier League, with the 28-year-old joining for an undisclosed fee.

Depoitre, a Belgium international, is recognised as a physically-imposing striker and has signed a two-year deal to join the Terriers after making just 10 appearances since joining Porto at the start of last season.

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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