In a move sure to excite supporters, Huddersfield Town has announced the permanent capture of Dutch international Terence Kongolo. Kongolo joins from AS Monaco for an undisclosed fee, believed to be €20m, and inked a four-year contract with Huddersfield earlier today.
The Dutch defender impressed during his short stint with Huddersfield last season, having joined the Premier League side on loan during the January transfer window. During his time with the club, Kongolo made 17 appearances and helped ensure the Terriers’ safety in the Premier League.
A product of Feyenoord’s famed academy, Kongolo has made four appearances for the Dutch national team. The defender is known for his adaptability, which was on full display in England last season.
Sporting the blue and white of the West Yorkshire club, Kongolo played as both a central and left-sided defender, finding most of his success with the latter.
As a key part of David Wagner’s side, Kongolo quickly enamored himself to the Huddersfield supporters. After the final match of the 2017/18 campaign, the defender was quick to thank all the Terriers for their “massive support, love and affection” and acknowledged the supporters’ impact on the team, writing, “The fans were amazing. We did this all together!”
Kongolo’s time in Monaco was short, having made just three appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit. However the defender has seemed to find more suitable surroundings in England.
His manager, David Wagner, clearly has full confidence in him, declaring, “We knew he was a top, top player when we brought him in on loan in January; you don’t play for the Netherlands in a World Cup and win the Dutch league with Feyenoord otherwise. However, his performances in our shirt exceeded our expectations,” in the club’s official signing announcement.