Huddersfield Town have completed their first signing of the summer by securing FC Porto striker Laurent Depoitre for an undisclosed club record fee.

 

Head coach David Wagner explained:

“I am very happy that we have made Laurent our first signing of this summer window.”

“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.”

“I’m already looking forward to working with Laurent when we return to PPG Canalside for pre-season in early July.”

The Belgian made 7 league appearances for FC Porto last season, scoring once as club finished second in the Primeira Liga, 6 points behind rivals Benfica. He has signed a contract running until the summer of 2019, with the club having the option of a further year’s extension.

Laurent Depoitre fact file:

Age: 28
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Position: Centre-forward
Nationality: Belgian
Similar to: Wilfried Bony

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