Premier League newbies Huddersfield Town have smashed their transfer record yet again in the official acquisition of Steve Mounie in a £11.5 million move from Montpellier.
Reports suggest that Mounie signed a four year deal with Huddersfield Town after making the move from the French Ligue 1 outfit, as the club’s summer spree spending is now at £36.3million making the Beninese their sixth signing so far.
Mounie aged 22 beats out Tom Ince who was Huddersfield’s most expensive signing before the Beninese’s move was confirmed. The club has smashed their transfer record four times so far in this summer window.
Mounie scored 14 goals for Montpellier in the Ligue 1 last term and Huddersfield coach David Wagner has expressed confidence that the forward will adjust quickly to life in the Premier League
“I’m delighted that we could sign Steve ahead of the start of pre-season training,” he said.
“He has a very exciting combination of attributes that makes his a very attractive proposition as a young striker.
“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.”