Huddersfield sign striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto  for club-record fee

Huddersfield have completed the signing of  Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from FC Porto for an undisclosed club-record fee.
The 28-year-old, who has played once for Belgium, joins on a two-year deal with an option for a further season.

Depoitre, who joined Porto from Belgian side Gent in 2016, is the club’s first signing since winning promotion to the Premier League last season.

Depoitre played 13 times for Porto in all competitions last season – including one appearance in the Champions League – scoring twice and providing one assist.

Manager David Wagner described Depoitre as “a proper striker”.

He added: “He scores goals and is a real worker too, so he will fit the ‘Terriers Identity’ very well.

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

During his time at Gent, with whom he won the Belgian league in 2015, he scored 30 goals in 90 matches and was part of the side that reached the Champions League last 16 in 2016.
They broke their previous transfer record last week when they agreed a £10m  deal with Manchester City to sign 26-year-old Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy.


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