Belgian U21 joins The Terriers
- Huddersfield Town signs winger Isaac Mbenza
- Belgian U21 international joins on loan from French side Montpellier
- Comments from Head Coach David Wagner
Huddersfield Town has completed the loan signing of Belgium Under-21 international Isaac Mbenza from French Ligue 1 club Montpellier HSC.
The 22-year-old winger, who is equally comfortable operating on the left or right flanks, joins the Terriers on a season-long loan, with the Club having the option to then make the move a permanent transfer at the end of the 2018/19 season.
A pacey, direct player, Mbenza follows in the footsteps of striker Steve Mounié in completing a move between ‘La Paillade’ and The Terriers.
He netted 10 goals in just 26 starts and 17 substitute appearances as Montpellier finished 10th in the top tier of French football last season, having previously played for Belgian club Standard Liege and French Ligue 2 team Valenciennes.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner welcomed Isaac to the Club:
“Isaac is a very exciting player and this is a great deal for Huddersfield Town for a player with such ability and potential. You do not play for Belgium at Under-21 level unless you have some outstanding attributes.
“He’s a very quick winger with a direct style of play, which is exactly what we were looking for. As you can see from his last season at Montpellier, he has a real eye for goal too.
“When we first spoke, it’s clear that he is a real winner too; a fierce competitor who will not accept second-best. I like these characteristics in our players!
“I’m looking forward to working with Isaac on the training pitch and in the classroom to help him understand our style of play.”
Isaac will wear the number 18 shirt for the Terriers in the 2018/19 campaign.
Click HERE to read about Isaac’s career to date and to watch highlights of him in action!