Wales international joins from Wigan Athletic
- Emyr Huws joins Huddersfield Town on loan
- Wales international at the Club for 2015/16
- Read Manager Chris Powell's thoughts
Huddersfield Town has today completed the signing of Welsh international midfielder Emyr Huws on a Standard Loan from Wigan Athletic.
The 21 year-old left-footed central midfielder joins the Club until 12 May 2016, with a recall available during January 2016 as per the terms of the agreement.
Huws, who has been capped by his country four times, has missed the early part of the 2015/16 season completing rehabilitation from an ankle injury suffered in pre-season. He has now resumed training, but will not be available for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game at home to Queens Park Rangers.
Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell commented:
“I’m delighted to be able to bring Emyr to the Club, as he’s a high quality footballer who can add immediately to our First Team.
“Although he operates in central midfield, Emyr is a naturally left-footed player and addresses a missing balance in our options. He has the physical attributes you need for the Championship. Also, he’s a good set-piece taker.
“Adding a natural left-sided midfield player has been an urgent priority area all summer. Getting the right man and then getting him in can take time. We have been working on this deal for some weeks. We've had to wait for Emyr's fitness to reach a point where we are able to do the deal and we have had to work hard to reach an agreement that works for Wigan, us and the player.
“Emyr's arrival adds quality and extra depth alongside our other central midfielders who have played in that area this season; Jacob Butterfield, Jonathan Hogg, Dean Whitehead and Kyle Dempsey.”
Born in Llanelli, Emyr started his career in the Swansea City Academy but moved to Manchester City’s Academy in 2009.
He turned professional at the Etihad Stadium and went onto Captain City’s Under-21 side, but his first taste of senior football came through 13 games in a three month loan spell at League 2 Northampton Town in late 2012.
Huws made his Manchester City debut as a substitute in an FA Cup Third Round replay against Blackburn Rovers in January 2014, but then moved on a Youth Loan to Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham City later that month.
He spent the rest of the season with the Blues, making 17 starts and scoring twice. That form earned him the Club’s Player of the Month in February 2014, with his stunning strike away at Middlesbrough being voted Birmingham’s ‘Goal of the Season’.
It was during this time with City that Huws earned the first of his caps for the Wales senior side.
In July 2014 Emyr moved on loan to Championship side Wigan Athletic, with the move eventually being made permanent in a deal reported to be worth £2.5 million. He played 16 games in total last season, before an injury ruled him out for the final 17 games of the campaign.
Emyr will wear the number 16 shirt during his time at Huddersfield Town.