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DONE DEAL: Huddersfield sign talented Monaco defender Kongolo on loan

Huddersfield Town have made a big splash in the early stages of the January transfer window by signing Monaco defender Terence Kongolo on loan.

The 23-year-old, who joined the principality club from Feyenoord in the summer, will remain in Yorkshire until the end of the season.

Kongolo signed a five-year deal with Monaco but the last six months have proved to be unproductive as the Netherlands international made just three Ligue 1 appearances.

Winless in their last four Premier League games, the Terriers were desperate to add more quality to their defensive ranks.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner bemoaned their lack of discipline in the back-line after Town's 3-0 loss to Leicester City on New Year's Day, and now the German has his man.

"Terence is a top player who we've followed from his time at Feyenoord," said Wagner. "His big summer move to Monaco put him out of our reach at the time, but we're delighted we can bring him in on loan now.

"He is a high-quality young centre-back and will provide us with a great option for the rest of the Premier League season. With Michael Hefele and Jon Gorenc Stanković returning from long-term injuries, it was important to have this.

"Terence has qualities that will really suit our style of play. He's athletic and mobile and he plays on the front foot in the way he defends and uses the ball. I'm excited to work with him during the course of the season."

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