Abdelhamid Sabiri has joined Huddersfield Town from second-tier German outfit FC Nurnberg.
The 20-year old Moroccan represents Huddersfield’s 11th signing of the season, for a fee reported to be in the region of £1 million.
The player has dual citizenship – he holds passports for both Morocco and Germany – meaning Huddersfield will not have to secure a work permit for Sabiri. The player has joined Town on a three-year deal keeping him at the club until 2020 and has been handed the No.11 shirt, although he will likely feature in a No.10 role on the pitch.
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Huddersfield manager David Wagner was quick to show his delight on the news of his new signing, stating: “I’m 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.
Huddersfield “needed another number 10”
“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 Nurnberg 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.”
Sabiri bagged five goals in nine appearances for Nurnberg last season. While Huddersfield have so far managed to score in every Premier League match this season, they have only averaged eight shots per game.
Sabiri is said to extremely enthusiastic about joining Huddersfield, with Wagner adding: “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 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.”