Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of Algerian international Karim Matmour on a free transfer, the club’s official website has confirmed.
The 30-year-old will add experience to the Championship side’s squad, having played nearly 300 games in the German Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga.
Matmour previously played for Freiburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt before moving to Al-Arabi in Kuwait in June after his contract at Kaiserslautern came to an end.
He has also played 30 times for his country, and Town manager David Wagner admitted that he was pleased to have been able to bring in the midfielder, telling the club’s website: “Karim is a good player, who I know well from his time in Germany.
“He is quick, has great endurance and is a very good person also, which is very important. It is not normal that we would be able to get a player of his quality with no transfer fee. He knows the ideas we want to bring onto the pitch and should only need a couple of weeks for his fitness to be ideal.
“He can play in all four attacking positions; on the right, on the left, as a number 10 or number nine. This strengthens our forwards and will help me make good decisions to keep them fresh.”