HUDDERSFIELD TOWN have made Stoke City winger Ramadan Sobhi their third new arrival of the summer.
The 21-year-old, part of Egypt’s World Cup squad, has signed a three-year contract at the John Smith’s Stadium after agreement was reached over a fee that is believed to be in the region of £5.7m. Town have the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.
He is a real talent and has achieved a lot for a player who is only 21 years old, playing over 20 times for his country ahead of this summer’s World Cup.David Wagner
Sobhi joins Terence Kongolo and Ben Hamer in being brought to West Yorkshire as David Wagner, fresh from signing his own extended new contract, continues to build for next season.
“I am very happy that we will be able to welcome Ramadan Sobhi to Huddersfield Town,” said the Huddersfield chief. “He is a real talent and has achieved a lot for a player who is only 21 years old, playing over 20 times for his country ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
“Just as Jonas Lössl, Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre did, Ramadan will join our club on the back of a challenging season. However, he already has a lot of the qualities that we look for in our ‘Terriers Identity’. He is skilful, direct and very quick-thinking. He still has a lot of space to improve too, which is very exciting.
“We are looking forward to working hard with Ramadan on the training pitch to give him every chance of success at Huddersfield Town.”
Sobhi, part of the Stoke side relegated from the Premier League last season, arrived in England two years ago as one of the hottest young properties in North Africa and he will be hoping Wagner can unlock that potential.