Ex-Arsenal expertise Sanogo indicators for Huddersfield
Huddersfield Town has officially announced that Yaya Sanogo has signed a free transfer contract until the end of the season. With that, the former Arsenal talent returns to England.
Sanogo was sacked by Toulouse after relegation from Ligue 1 and made a sad return of just 13 points after 28 games before the top French league was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sanogo, who turned 28 late last month, scored three goals and added an assist for Toulouse in 15 Ligue 1 games last season.
The goalkeeper was the French team’s second highest scorer since joining in the summer of 2017, hitting the net 16 times, behind another Premier League alum in Max-Alain Gradel.
Sanogo spent four years at Arsenal after appearing with Auxerre in France, which made 20 first-team appearances for the Gunners.
Leigh Bromby, Huddersfield’s Head of Football Operations, said of the deal:
“We look forward to welcoming Yaya to the club this week.”
“It’s great that he has experience in England including the championship as it should allow him to start the race. Our conversations with him also showed that he has excellent command of the language and is a positive person. “
“In his career he was with a few big clubs and most recently played in a top European league. We were looking for a player who could have a real impact on us this season and we believe he is the one for us. “
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During his time at Arsenal, Sanogo experienced four different loan spells, one for Premier League colleague Crystal Palace and one for the championship outfit Charlton in England.
The 6ft3 center forward was also sent to Ajax and his reserve team.
Huddersfield is 19th in the championship table and has lost three of its last five games in the second division. It’s clear that Carlos Corberan’s squad needs a little more firepower up front.
The terriers had to take a relatively high profile move like this. The Yorkshire outfit looks like they could do even worse than their first campaign in the championship, in which they finished 18th.