Fulham have completed the permanent signing of Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo for an initial fee believed to be around £4m.

The Dutch international defender, who can play at centre back or at left back, had a short spell at Craven Cottage last season, which was cut short after he broke his metatarsal during his league debut at Blackburn. Kongolo made just two appearances for Fulham, starting in an FA Cup defeat at Manchester City and then coming on as the Whites closed out a narrow victory at Ewood Park, but Fulham kept tabs on the defender as he recovered from his injury over the course of the summer.

After completing the move, Kongolo told FFCTV:

“I’m really happy. It’s been a while, been waiting the whole day, but the end result is I can play for Fulham! I’m proud to be here, and I will give everything for this club.”

Kongolo has Premier League experience having starred as the Terriers survived their first season in the top flight, finishing 16th. He made seventeen appearances helping to steady the Town defence before completing a club-record deal to make the move from Monaco permanent over the course of the summer. The 26 year-old was a regular in the side as Huddersfield went down in 2018/2019 and moved to Craven Cottage on loan last January having indicated he would like to move on.

The move for Kongolo, who has won four senior caps for his country and was part of the Dutch squad that finished third at the 2014 World Cup, became all the more critical after recent signing Joachim Andersen injured his ankle ligaments during training earlier this week.