Danish midfielder signs deal
Huddersfield Town Academy midfielder Philip Billing has signed a new professional contract with the Club.
The 17 year-old has put pen to paper on a contract that will run until the summer of 2017, with the Club having the option of a further year.
Standing at 6’ 4” tall, central midfielder Philip joined the Terriers from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg in the second half of the 2012/13 season following initial identification by Town’s recruitment staff and a subsequent ten day trial period at the Club.
Philip has impressed for Town’s Under-18 side in the early stages of this season, netting one goal in five starts. He’s also made his debut for the Club’s Under-21 side, appearing as a substitute during the home victory over Leeds United in late August.
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Huddersfield Town’s Academy Manager Mark Lillis commented:
“It is important for the Club to secure the future of its promising young players and we’re delighted that Philip has signed this contract.
“Philip is showing great promise as a player and he’s successfully made the transition from his home in Denmark to life in England and he deserves credit for making that transition.
“Philip has a lot of ability, but like all young players he needs to continue to develop and will continue to work hard with the Club’s coaching staff in the Under-18s and Under-21s.
Mark added: “This news caps off a good month for the Academy with some strong performances and development across all age groups; Jake Charles’ contract extension and a First Team debut for Academy graduate Duane Holmes.
“The Club’s Academy is progressing and building all the time; long may that continue.”
Click HERE to see results and match reports for Town’s Under-18s this season.
For full info on Jake Charles’ contract extension, click HERE