Malone signs for Huddersfield

by Dan on July 5, 2017

Huddersfield’s summer spending spree continued as they concluded a deal to sign Fulham full back Scott Malone – which could rise to as much as £5m – this evening.

Malone, who enjoyed an outstanding single season at Craven Cottage as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side reached the Championship play-off semi-finals, has signed a three-year contract with the Premier League newcomers as the Terriers pre-season splurge surged over the £40m mark. The left back, who joined Fulham last summer from Cardiff City in a swap deal with Jazz Richards, was named in the EFL and PFA’s Championship sides of the season after scoring six goals in 41 appearances.

The 26 year-old has jumped at the chance of tasting top flight football for the first time in his career and becomes Huddersfield’s fifth signing in the past two days. Malone’s departure might offer more first team football for Fulham’s promising 17 year-old Ryan Sessegnon, who recently turned down a number of big clubs to sign his first professional contract with the west London club.

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