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Confirmed: Huddersfield agree signing of German defender

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Huddersfield have announced the imminent arrival of new German signing Michael Hefele.

Huddersfield Town have announced the signing of German centre-back Michael Hefele via their official club website.

The towering Dynamo Dresden defender will join the Terriers on July 1 on a three-year contract, as reported by htafc.com.

A statement on their official site read: "Huddersfield Town can confirm that Michael Hefele will join the club from 3. Bundesliga champions-elect Dynamo Dresden as a free agent on 1 July 2016. Hefele, a 25 year-old centre back, has put pen to paper on a three year contract with the Terriers."

Huddersfield manager David Wagner seems to be utilising his German connections. Hefele will be joining another Bundesliga recruit, Chris Löwe, at the John Smith's Stadium in the summer.

The Terriers currently sit 16th in the table, with their Championship status already secured for next season, despite achieving only three victories in their last 11 games.

Hefele has played every game for Dynamo Dresden this season and he has helped them build up an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga 3.

He will provide a potent threat from set pieces next season for Huddersfield, as proved by his tally of six goals for Dresden this term.

Huddersfield fans will be hoping that the signing of the German defender will help bring solidarity to a defence that has conceded 60 goals in just 43 Championship games this season.

The West Yorkshire club finish off their campaign with games against Birmingham City, Bristol City and Brentford as they look to build momentum for next season.

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