Huddersfield Town transfer news: Terriers complete signing of former Sheffield Wednesday striker Florian Kamberi on short-term deal

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN have completed the signing of former Sheffield Wednesday loan striker Florian Kamberi on a short-term contract for the rest of the season.

The Zurich-born player, 27 - who has represented Switzerland at under-21 level - had been training with the Terriers since joining up with the first-team squad for the club's warm-weather training camp in Marbella in November, with the forward impressing sufficiently to earn a deal.Latterly with Swiss outfit Winterthur, Kamberi worked with Town head coach Mark Fotheringham during a spell in German football with Karlsruhe in 2016.On Kamberi, who is available for Town’s weekend FA Cup game at Preston, Fotheringham said: “Florian is a player I know well from our time in Germany together, where I coached him at Karlsruher SC.

"Following his career from that point, I also admired his time in the Scottish Premiership with both Hibernian and Rangers, so am of the belief that he is a good addition to our squad who can bring an additional attacking threat in the second half of our season.

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"A hard worker with an eye for goal and good size at six foot two, he’s already shown what he can bring to the group since joining up with us in Marbella.”

Florian Kamberi. Picture courtesy of Huddersfield Town AFC.Florian Kamberi. Picture courtesy of Huddersfield Town AFC.
Florian Kamberi. Picture courtesy of Huddersfield Town AFC.
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He scored a further 13 goals in 43 appearances before later moving to Glasgow Rangers on loan in 2020.

A spell back in Switzerland with St Gallen followed before he returned north of the border to Aberdeen, again on loan.

Last season saw Kamberi score five times in 16 starts with Sheffield Wednesday, while also featuring 11 times from the bench.Head of football operations Leigh Bromby added: “Having come in and worked extremely hard since day one after first meeting up with the squad in Marbella, Florian has shown a willingness to earn his place and fight for his chance which is going to be brilliant for the competition in our forward areas for the remainder of the season.

"With so much important football to play between now and the end of the campaign, it’s important for us to have as strong of a squad as possible to help us push on."