Huddersfield Complete 7th Summer Signing as Copenhagen Ace Jets in on 3-Year Deal

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Huddersfield Town's unrelenting summer spending spree continues to churn out new arrivals after the club announced the signing of Mathias Jorgensen from FC Copenhagen.

The man affectionately known as 'Zanka' has penned a three-year deal with the Premier league newcomers for an undisclosed fee after the Terries unveiled him as their latest recruit on their ​official website.

The centre-back becomes the seventh permanent addition to Huddersfield's first-team squad this summer as manager David Wagner strengthens his side ahead of a potentially tough 2017/18 campaign.

Speaking at Jorgensen's arrival, Wagner explained why the towering defender will prove to be a huge hit with Town's fanbase, and also revealed how he had been eyeing defensive reinforcements to cover the loss of injured centre-half Jon Stankovic.

He said: “Matthias is another very good signing for our club as we prepare for our first Premier League season.

“He is a very complete defender with great experience of being successful in every league he has played in, which served us well with the signings we made last season too.

“His athleticism and football intelligence will be big assets in the Premier League, for sure, and he is a super professional character, which will fit in with our current group of players very well.


"This deal makes total sense for us because Jon (Stanković) is out of action until Christmas."

Jorgensen brings a wealth of club and international experience with him to the Kirklees Stadium after accruing almost 300 domestic appearances and 10 caps for the Danish national team.

The 27-year-old picked up five Danish top flight titles and five Danish Cups - including the double in successive seasons - during his two spells with Copenhagen, and amassed 269 games for his former side during that time.

His spell with Byens Hold was punctuated by a brief jaunt to the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven between July 2012 and July 2014 - joining them on a free - but the ex-B93 youth star figured just 24 times for the Dutch giants across two seasons before he headed home in a £600,000 transfer.

Zanka joins the likes of Steven Mounie, Aaron Mooy, Laurent Depoitre and Tom Ince in moving to West Yorkshire ahead of Huddersfield's maiden Premier League campaign.

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