Huddersfield Confirm Signing of US International Danny Williams Following Play Off Loss With Reading

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Huddersfield Town provided official confirmation that they have signed Danny Williams from Reading on Tuesday, showing good promise as they ready themselves for the coming Premier League season.

The Terriers managed to secure promotion from the Championship last season, via a tense penalty shootout against Reading in the play-off final at Wembley. 


So the ex-Reading man is well known to Huddersfield fans, and his signature on a two-year deal will certainly excite fans especially as it was a free transfer considering his contract had expired with the Royals.

​​Williams made 135 appearances for Reading and was a key component to them reaching the play-off final last season, so it's no surprise that there has been interest in the defensive midfielder.

The 28-year-old has also been made 22 appearances for the US national team, so a move to the Premier League could see him solidify his position in the team.

US Danny Williams (R) celebrates with US DeAndre Yedlin (L) after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between the Netherlands and USA on June 5, 2015 at the Arena Stadium in Amsterdam. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner spoke of his thoughts on the move: “As our fans will have seen during the Play-Off Final, Danny brings a lot of quality to any team he plays for.


"His way of playing – his aggressiveness, tenacity and athleticism – fits our ‘Terriers Identity’ perfectly."

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: David Wagner, Manager of Huddersfield Town celebrates with The Championship play off trophy after the Sky Bet Championship play off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley Stadium on May 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Wagner went on to state: “When we spoke, it was clear that he wants to prove himself at the highest level in England and that he had a real desire to come and play for Huddersfield Town. He is a terrific character and will totally fit in with our group.


“Together with our existing players and the arrival of Aaron Mooy, Danny offers us really good competition for places in central midfield.”


Expressing his excitement and the promise his side showed, also adding players such as Derby County's ​Tom Ince to their roster, providing a lot of positives for Terriers' fans as they look forward to their first season in the Premier League.

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