English Premiership

Terriers announce Mbenza signing

2018-08-10 08:14
Isaac Mbenza (Supplied)

Cape Town - Huddersfield Town have announced the signing of Isaac Mbenza from Montpellier.

The 22-year-old Belgian striker, who can also play out wide, joins the Terriers on a season-long loan, with the option for a permanent deal.

Last season, Mbenza scored 10 goals in 43 game as Montpellier ended the 2017/18 Ligue 1 season in 10th place.

He is a former Valenciennes and Standard Liege player.

On the signing Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner told the club's official website: "Isaac is a very exciting player and this is a great deal for Huddersfield Town for a player with such ability and potential. You do not play for Belgium at Under-21 level unless you have some outstanding attributes.

"He’s a very quick winger with a direct style of play, which is exactly what we were looking for. As you can see from his last season at Montpellier, he has a real eye for goal too.

"When we first spoke, it’s clear that he is a real winner too; a fierce competitor who will not accept second-best. I like these characteristics in our players!

"I’m looking forward to working with Isaac on the training pitch and in the classroom to help him understand our style of play."

Michael Hefele has, meanwhile, joined Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

Wagner added: "Michael and I have discussed what’s best for him and the Club throughout pre-season and I believe this transfer is the correct option for everyone.

"He is a player that I cannot guarantee game time to this coming season and that is why he will now join Nottingham Forest."


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