Fulham have signed Huddersfield’s Dutch defender Terence Kongolo on loan until the end of the season.
The 25 year-old moves to Craven Cottage after falling out of favour at Huddersfield, having made just 11 first-team appearances this season. Kongolo, whose immense performances during his initial loan spell with the Terriers convinced Town to make him their record signing in 2018, told Fulham’s website that he was delighted with the opportunity to make an impact as the Whites push for promotion:
I am really happy with this move. Fulham is a big team pushing for promotion so for me this a perfect move. I really want to show my qualities and the next six months are very important. I like the winning mentality here and I want to give everything to help this Club get promoted.
Kongolo, who came through the Feyenoord youth system, made his senior debut under Ronald Koeman in 2012 and became a key part of the side that clinched the club’s first league title in twenty years in 2017. He got a taste of Champions’ League football following a big-money move to AS Monaco and starred on loan as Huddersfield survived relegation in 2018. He has made 56 senior appearances for the Terriers, scoring a single goal.
Kongolo, who can play either at left back or in central defence, will likely compete with Alfie Mawson, Tim Ream, Michael Hector and Denis Odoi for a position at the heart of Scott Parker’s back four. He has won four senior caps for his country and was part of the Dutch squad that finished fourth at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.