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Official | Issac Mbenza joins Huddersfield on loan from Montpellier

Premier League side Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of Isaac Mbenza from Montpellier, minutes before the closure of the English transfer window.

The 22-year-old winger – who is a Belgian U-21 international – has signed on a season-loan deal, with the Terriers having the option to make the move a permanent transfer at the end of the season. Local sources believe it is a €2.5m loan fee with an obligation to buy worth €12.5m.

Mbenza arrives in West Yorkshire on the back of an impressive season in Ligue 1 last year, notching 10 goals in 43 appearances as Montpellier ended the 2017/18 campaign in 10th position.

Before his move to the Stade de la Mosson, the young winger enjoyed spells at Standard Liège and his first club, Valenciennes.

Huddersfield’s Head Coach David Wagner paid tribute to his new signing: “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”.

 

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