Belfast Telegraph

Huddersfield break their transfer record with Steve Mounie and add Scott Malone

Huddersfield have broken their transfer record once again to land Benin international striker Steve Mounie from Montpellier.

And left-back Scott Malone has also arrived on a three-year deal from Fulham on another busy day for the Premier League new boys.

While the official fee for Mounie is officially undisclosed, it has been reported as £11.5million, eclipsing a series of previous records set by the Terriers this summer.

Laurent Depoitre arrived in a £3.5m deal from Porto followed by the £8m signing of midfielder Aaron Mooy from Manchester City, and an undisclosed deal for Derby winger Tom Ince.

Town boss David Wagner told the club's official website: "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 him a very attractive proposition as a young striker."

Mounie said he had fulfilled a lifelong dream with a move to English football.

"It is a big challenge for me and I hope I will do very well," he told HTTV.

"We know how the Premier League is the best championship in the world and it was a dream when I was young and it was a goal for me.

"Now I am here and I will work very hard to do my bit for the team."

Meanwhile the 26-year-old Malone enjoyed a successful season with Fulham, culminating in him being named in both the EFL and PFA's Championship teams of the year.

Wagner added: "I'm excited to welcome Scott to Huddersfield Town. Our fans will have seen in our games against Fulham last season what a good player he is and I know his abilities will suit our style of play very well."

Huddersfield also announced defender Tareiq Holmes-Dennis has joined Sky Bet League One side Portsmouth on a season-long loan.

The Terriers have an option to recall Holmes-Dennis in January. The 21-year-old left-back made 15 appearances last season after joining for an undisclosed fee from Charlton last August.


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