International striker Laurent Depoitre is joining Huddersfield Town from Portugal's FC Porto for an undisclosed club record fee. The newly promoted Terriers signed a two year deal last night with an option to stay for a further year beyond the summer of 2019.
The 28 year old is the club's first signing since gaining promotion to the Premier League. He has played in the Champions League as well as winning the Belgian Pro League and Super Cup.
"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.”
Thousands of people gathered in Huddersfield square tonight to celebrate the Terriers promotion to the Premier League.Read the full story ›
The open top bus which will carry the players to their civic ceremony has arrived in the town.
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Preparations have started in St George's Square where a sea of blue and white is expected for the victory parade tonight.
The bus will leave the John Smith's stadium at around quarter to six and then head up Leeds Road to Northumberland Street and the square.
Christopher Schindler is still coming to terms with the fact Huddersfield Town have made it to the Premier League after he scored the winning penalty.
The German defender said he wanted the experience so much and that he cannot describe how he feels knowing the team are back in the top flight after winning the Championship play-off final.
David Wagner said he is one of the happiest men on the planet after Huddersfield Town secured promotion to the Premier League.Read the full story ›
Huddersfield Town will celebrate their promotion to the Premier League with the club's supporters at a civic ceremony on Tuesday evening.Read the full story ›
Nakhi Wells is ready to test himself in the Premier League after winning promotion with Huddersfield.Read the full story ›
Here is how Huddersfield Town fans reacted to the news that the club would be playing Premier League football next season after they beat Reading in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley:
Huddersfield Town's players have been speaking after winning the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
Here's what they told Sky Sports:
I think the manager plays a huge part, especially with the people he brought in during the summer...
It still hasn't quite sunk in. It just sums our season up to be honest. It's fully deserved.
The heart rate was pretty high. I think nobody is 100 per cent comfortable taking a penalty.
I'm so happy that I'm here with this wonderful team. I think we are going to have a party now.
It was the worst moment in my career but I think we just stick together.
Everybody achieved such a big thing, we are now in the Premier League with Huddersfield Town. Such a small club is now in the best league in the world, it's just crazy.