Report: Huddersfield Town to sign Ligue 1 hotshot Steve Mounie in club-record deal

Huddersfield manager David Wagner

Huddersfield Town have beaten off competition from West Brom, West Ham, Fulham and Watford for Montpellier hitman Steve Mounie.

Huddersfield Town are on the verge of making a rather impressive statement. A number of other clubs are reported to be interested in Steve Mounie, but it appears that The Terriers will smash their transfer record to bring the 22-year-old striker to the John Smith’s Stadium.

That is according to L’Equipe, who claim that Mounie will arrive at Huddersfield ‘in the next few hours’ to complete an £11.5 million deal from Montpellier.

Steve Mounie Steve Mounie enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season for Montpellier

The Benin youngster will join fellow forward Laurent Depoitre, a Belgian international who arrived from Porto for £3.5 million earlier in the week, as reported by the BBC, as manager David Wagner reinforces his attacking options.

Clearly, that was a priority for Huddersfield ahead of their first campaign in the top flight for 40 years. They were by far the lowest scorers in the top six last season, netting just 56 goals in 46 games, as they turned narrow victories into their trademark.

However, Wagner knows such a tactic may not be sustainable in the Premier League. So the addition of Mounie, who netted 14 goals in Ligue 1 to keep Montpellier from dropping into the bottom three, makes perfect sense.

The deal makes Mounie far and away Huddersfield’s record signing.

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In a sign of Huddersfield's progression, the £1.8 million addition of German defender Christopher Schindler from 1860 Munich last summer, as reported by The Examiner, was the most expensive deal in the club's history at the time.

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