Midfielder makes permanent switch to the Cherries
- Philip Billing departs Huddersfield Town
- Midfielder joins Premier League side AFC Bournemouth
- Comments from Head Coach Jan Siewert
Philip Billing has today completed a permanent transfer to Premier League side AFC Bournemouth.
The Terriers will receive an undisclosed transfer fee that is a new Club record for an outgoing player.
Philip joined the Huddersfield Town Academy in 2013 from Danish side Esbjerg at the age of 16 following a successful trial with the Club.
The 6ft 6’ midfielder progressed through the Academy and made his First Team debut in April 2014 against Leicester City. His first start then came 18-months later against Reading in November 2015.
His first goal for the Club was a memorable one – a 30-yard strike against Nottingham Forest in 2016 – a goal which was named Town’s Goal of the Season. He also regained the award the following season for an excellent goal against Cardiff City.
Philip also won Town’s Young Player of the Season award on numerous occasions before winning the Club’s Players’ Player of the Year award at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
During his time with the Terriers, Philip made 91 appearances and scored six goals.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Jan Siewert commented:
“Phil made it clear to me that he saw his future away from Huddersfield Town. We were open to that, but we made it clear that the Club would not accept anything below the value we placed on him.
“At the same time, I want the players in our squad to be totally committed to what we are doing here and that is why Phil hasn’t been involved with the First Team during pre-season.
“This transfer suits everyone and I genuinely wish Phil all the best for the future.”