Days into the opening of the transfer window and with the world cup almost here, clubs and their managers are looking to strengthen up their team for whats to come next season. Huddersfield Town have got the better end this time signing Terence Kongolo from Monaco for a permanent and club-record deal believed to be around £17.5 million with add ons.
The 24-year-old, who formerly joined the Terries on loan back in January with an option to buy, has now put pen to paper a four-year deal with the club on a permanent deal this time.
Huddersfield manager, David Wagner admits the signing of Kongolo will be a statement signing for the club as they look to return to the Premier League action with a much stronger side after clenching survival from relegation last season.
“I’m so happy that we’ve brought Terence back as a permanent Huddersfield Town player ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season. His signing is a big statement for this club,” Wagner said via Sky Sports.
“We knew he was a top, top player when we brought him in on loan in January; you don’t play for the Netherlands in a World Cup and win the Dutch league with Feyenoord otherwise. However, his performances in our shirt exceeded our expectations.
“Terence gives us a fantastic option at centre back and at left back and the way that he defends on the front foot is perfect for our style.
“He is also at the start of his career as a 24-year-old and it’s exciting for us to think he can still get better and better from the high level he’s already at.
“We also know what a top, top character he is. He is a perfect fit for our changing room, as everyone has seen he has ‘Terrier Spirit’ in his DNA. This is exactly what we need in the players that we bring to this Club.
“I also know how popular he is with our supporters, so I’m sure this is a great day for them all ahead of the World Cup too!”
Terence Kongolo, who hailed from the Netherlands, has won 4 caps for his National team and 17 appearance for Huddersfield Town since joining in January.