Huddersfield Sign Striker Steve Mounie & Break Transfer Record for 4th Time This Summer
Huddersfield Town have officially completed the signing of Montpellier forward Steve Mounie, breaking their transfer record for the second time in less than 24 hours, and for the fourth time since earning promotion to the Premier League in May.
The deal for Mounie, who has signed a four-year contract with the Terriers, is believed to be worth £11.45m, marginally more than the club paid to sign Tom Ince from Derby on Tuesday.
Laurent Depoitre (£3.5m) and Aaron Mooy (£8m) have already been record buys this summer.
"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," manager David Wagner told HTAFC.com.
"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."
Mounie scored 15 goals in all competitions for Montpellier last season.
He is the seventh Huddersfield signing of the summer overall, with Kasey Palmer, Danny Williams, and Jonas Lossl also joining the squad.