Swiss international to become a full-time Terrier
- Hadergjonaj to join Town permanently
- Swiss international joins on three-year deal
- Comments from David Wagner
Huddersfield Town has triggered the clause to complete the permanent transfer of Florent Hadergjonaj from 2. Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt 04.
The Swiss international will officially become a permanent Terrier on 1 July 2018, with Town paying a fee that remains undisclosed at the request of the German club.
Flo will join Huddersfield Town on a three-year contract that runs until the summer of 2021, with a Club option of a further season.
The 23 year-old has become a popular figure with the fans during his time at Town, grabbing two assists from 15 starts and four substitute appearances across the Premier League, Emirates FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
He also showed his versatility and athleticism through an impressive 90 minutes in central midfield for the Terriers in the league game at Manchester United in early February.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner commented:
“We knew that Flo would offer great competition for the right back position and I think his first seven months at Huddersfield Town have shown why he is so highly-rated in Germany.
“As we expected, his characteristics have been perfect for our style of play and his performances have really improved game-by-game for us. He is also a great guy who has fitted into our dressing room perfectly.
“We must also remember that he is only 23 years old, so he has plenty of space to improve further too. That’s very exciting for everyone at the Club!”
Florent started his career in the youth system at Swiss Super League club Young Boys of Bern, where he turned professional.
He made his senior debut in September 2013 and quickly established himself as a First Team regular, winning the Club’s ‘Player of the Year’ accolade in 2015.
After 88 senior appearances for the Club – several of which came in European competition – Florent joined 2. Bundesliga outfit FC Ingolstadt 04, which is also the former club of Town striker Elias Kachunga, for a reported £2 million on a four-year contract.
His solitary senior cap for his country came in an international friendly against Belarus in June 2017.