HUDDERSFIELD TOWN have signed attacking midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri as David Wagner continues to fine-tune his squad ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.
The Terriers have brought the Moroccan in from German club FC Nurnberg on a three-year contract with the club having the option of an additional 12 months.
Wagner said: “I am very happy that we have been able to add Abdelhamid to our squad in this summer window.
“He is one of the most exciting talents from the German leagues. We needed another natural ‘number 10’ in our squad and he gives us a good option in all the attacking midfield areas.
“Abdelhamid made a big impression in Germany with his performances for Nürnberg in the second-half of last season. The number of goals he has scored from his position is very impressive, which comes from good football intelligence.
“When I have talked to him, I have been very impressed by how desperate he is to join our club and prove himself at Premier League level. This was a big factor in our negotiation.
He is one of the most exciting talents from the German leagues. We needed another natural ‘number 10’ in our squadDavid Wagner
“He is still learning the game and his space to develop is huge. If he works hard, like I expect him to do, he could be a high-quality player for this club. We will give him all the support he needs to help him become the best player he can be.”
Abdelhamid, 20, made the breakthrough in Bundesliga 2 last season and is seen by Wagner as competition for Kasey Palmer in the number 10 role.
He netted five times in seven starts in the final weeks of the 2016-17 campaign.