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CONTRACT EXTENSION: PHILIP BILLING

10 August 2017

Philip Billing signs a new three-year contract with Huddersfield Town

- Philip Billing commits his future to HTAFC
- Town midfielder's contract runs until 2020
- Club has option of a further year’s extension

Philip Billing has today become the latest member of the Club’s promotion-winning squad of 2016/17 to put pen to paper on a new contract at Huddersfield Town.

The 6’ 6” tall midfielder has signed a new deal running until the summer of 2020, with the Club having an option on a further year’s extension.

Philip, 21, initially joined the Huddersfield Town Academy in early 2013 as a 16-year old following a successful 10-day trial period from Danish club Esbjerg.

He soon turned professional, signing his first senior contract in October of that year, and made his Terriers debut in the final home game of the 2013/14 season against Leicester City, playing 14 minutes as a substitute for Jonathan Hogg.

Ahead of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign, the Danish Under-19 international is fast approaching his 50th appearance for the Terriers and has won the Club’s ‘Young Player of the Year’ and ‘Goal of the Season’ accolades two years running.

Philip is the latest player to sign a contract extension at Huddersfield Town, following in the footsteps of Chris Löwe, Elias Kachunga, Jonathan Hogg, Tommy Smith, Rajiv van La Parra and Christopher Schindler.

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner commented:

“Philip is such a big talent; he has everything you want from a modern midfielder. He has big physical attributes, a fantastic range of passing and good football intelligence.

“He has been at Huddersfield Town for a long time now, so it’s easy to forget that he is still only 21 years old! That means he still has lots of space to develop into.

“I’m very excited to see how he copes with Premier League football. Philip has had a good pre-season and I think it is now the time to show everyone what he is capable of on the highest stage.

“If he develops as we hope, his next three years at the Club will be very exciting for our fans.”


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