Huddersfield complete £14m midfielder signing

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

But in spending around £11m on the 24-year-old Norwich City midfielder, the Terriers chief has, for the second week in a row, moved decisively in the transfer window to strengthen an area of his squad that required attention.

Huddersfield have completed the signing of Alex Pritchard from Norwich, the Premier League club have announced.

An ankle injury forced the England youth star to miss the start of the season, but he has starred in recent games, notably the 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the FA Cup on the weekend.

The Terriers' head coach David Wagner was determined to get Alex Pritchard on-board, and the fact that Norwich City's parachute payments from Premier League relegation to the Championship have helped to secure the move.

Pritchard spoke of his desperation to make the most of a second crack at the Premier League in his first interview as a Terrier.

"I'm very happy to be able to welcome Alex to Huddersfield Town", Wagner told the club's official website.

"It's sad when players like that leave but that's football - we have to move on".

The former England Under-21 worldwide is comfortable playing through the middle or on either flank and has notable ability on the ball.

Now sitting in 11th place, the Terriers are above the relegation zone now, but only by four points, and only two above their next opponents West Ham United.

"We know against the big teams it's hard to take points, so we have to take points against teams around us in the table".

After bringing in Terence Kongolo as not only competition for Christopher Schindler and Mathias "Zanka" Jorgensen but also a possible starter at left-back, Wagner now has a recognised No 10 - a role that is crucial to how Huddersfield play under the German's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.

"We have to show something better than in the first game against them because we were not good enough", Depoitre added.

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