Terriers complete latest summer signing
- Jordy Hiwula joins Huddersfield Town from Manchester City
- 20 year-old striker signs a long term contract
- Hiwula is fourth First Team signing of the summer
Huddersfield Town has today completed the signing of striker Jordy Hiwula from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.
The 20 year-old, who plays predominantly as a centre forward but can also deployed out wide, joins ‘The Yorkshire Club’ on a contract running until 30 June 2018, with the Club having the option of a further season.
Born in Manchester, Jordy is a graduate of the Manchester City Academy and achieved a fantastic goal-scoring record for the Citizens’ youth teams, with 19 goals in 30 games for the Club’s Development Squad in 2013/14 earning him an international call to England Under-19s.
Having joined City as a 12 year-old, Jordy signed a two year professional contract at the Premier League side in April 2014 and travelled on the First Team’s pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi ahead of last season, scoring once.
A month-long loan spell at League 1 Yeovil Town last October gave him his first taste of competitive First Team football; he made nine appearances, scoring once.
His second League 1 loan followed in February 2015 when Hiwula joined Walsall. He scored inside the first four minutes of his debut for the Saddlers and went on to net an impressive nine goals in 17 starts and two substitute appearances, including an appearance in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley in March 2015.
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Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell today welcomed Jordy’s arrival:
“I’m delighted to be able to welcome Jordy to Huddersfield Town. A lot of hard work has gone in behind the scenes to get this deal done, throughout which the people at Manchester City have been excellent to deal with.
“Jordy has been at Manchester City for most of his life and making the decision to move on for the first time in his professional career is a huge one to make. Players in this situation want to ensure they make the right decision, which is something we fully understand. There is a lot to consider and it’s important the player is comfortable with the decision to move, so we’re always willing to be patient as they make what is often the biggest decision of their careers.
“It’s clear from my discussions with Jordy over the last few days that he is a driven young man with an ambition to be a success in his career. We know he has a lot of ability and potential as well and this Club will give him the platform and opportunity to develop and improve. He can see that from the similar path that two of his new teammates have taken in Tommy Smith and Harry Bunn. The track record of this club is clear to see and that helps us attract players here. Few other clubs have that.
“The Club’s scouting staff have watched Jordy’s development closely over a long time, plus Jordy has previously worked with our First Team Coach Steve Eyre and Head of Sports Science Al Stewart as a young player at Manchester City. Equally, I know when the Chairman met Jordy yesterday and took him to the John Smith’s Stadium and PPG Canalside, everyone was very positive too. Building these relationships are important in the recruitment process too.
“Having different attacking options and a big goal-scoring threat is vital to any team that aims to be successful in the Sky Bet Championship and Jordy adds to the three strikers we have; Nahki Wells, James Vaughan and Ishmael Miller. Added to that, he showed at Walsall that he is equally as capable playing in a wide position, which we employed to good effect last season.
“Now the deal is complete, I’m delighted to say that Jordy will fly out to Spain immediately and join us for the final few days of our training camp. It’s great that he will be able to meet his new teammates straight away. He has been training for a couple of weeks at City, so he is fit and raring to go, but when arrives we’ll make an assessment as to whether he will be involved against Leyton Orient on Saturday.”