Benin striker Steve Mounie signs with Huddersfield

Benin striker Steve Mounie signs with Huddersfield
Steve Mounie

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 06, 2017. 14:00

Benin striker Steve Mounie has signed for newly promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a fine 2016/17 season with French Ligue 1 team Montpellier, scoring 14 goals in 35 top flight appearances.

Huddersfield, who will play in the Premier League for the first time in 2017/18, paid a club record €13-million to secure the player’s services on a four-year deal.

“I’m delighted that we could sign Steve ahead of the start of pre-season training. He has a very exciting combination of attributes that makes his a very attractive proposition as a young striker,” Huddersfield Town coach David Wagner told his club’s official website.

“He has real physical attributes that should be perfect for the Premier League, plus we have already seen his talents as a football in his remarkable season in France.

“We have met and I know he is a great character. For a man of his young age, he already has great experience both in life and as a footballer from his time in France, playing in a high-quality Ligue 1.

“At just 22 years old, he is only going to improve too. Given what he is already capable of, that is very exciting.”

Huddersfield also have DR Congo attacker Elias Kachunga on their books.

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