Huddersfield sign FC Porto striker

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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