Huddersfield have completed the signing of 24-year old striker James Vaughan on a permanent basis.
Vaughan spent the 2012/13 season on loan at Huddersfield scoring 14 goals, and picking up the player of the year award at the club. Vaughan is Mark Robins’s fourth signing of the window, having already signed Jon Stead, Adam Hammill and Martin Paterson. The arrival of Vaughan will furthermore boost the Terrier’s attacking options for the forthcoming season.
Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins told the club website:
“James’ arrival is a significant signing for the Club and one that I know our supporters will be very pleased with after his excellent debut season in a Huddersfield Town shirt. Equally, I’m delighted that we have secured his services.
“The exciting thing is I believe there is even more to come from James. He is only 24 and although he already has excellent qualities in terms of strength, pace, work rate and much more, I believe he will have learned from the games he played last season and we will benefit from his knowledge and understanding of the style of football we want to play here.
“The Club has been very patient to get the right financial deal in its negotiations with Norwich City and I believe we have secured that, but negotiations with James took almost no time at all – that was agreed some weeks ago after Norwich gave us permission to speak to the player. He has shown such a huge desire to come to Huddersfield Town and turned down other, potentially more lucrative, financial offers.
“This transfer is, without doubt, a significant step forward ahead of the new Championship season.”