By Daniel Wood
Elias Kachunga has left Huddersfield Town on a free transfer to sign for Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday – It has been announced.
The DR Congo international is the fourth summer signing for Wednesday in this transfer window after they completed the signings of Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Chey Dunkley and former Town loanee Izzy Brown. It looks like the Owls are only just getting started on bringing players to Hillsborough.
Kachunga will be reunited with his former Huddersfield Town teammate Izzy Brown and coach Andrew Hughes at Wednesday.
The striker, who can play anywhere in a front three, spent his early career in Germany with Borussia Mochengladbach, SC Paderborn and Igolstadt. He then made a loan move to the Terriers in 2016. He also previously had loan moves to VFL Osnabruck and Hertha Berlin.
He joined Huddersfield Town permanently after impressing during the 2016/17 season and Town paid Igolstadt £1.1million to complete the transfer.
During his loanee season, he helped Huddersfield Town achieve promotion to the Premier League and was their top goal scorer in the division with 12 goals. He played 42 times out of a possible 46 in the Championship that season.
However, Kachunga could not continue his bright form for Huddersfield Town in his next three seasons, as he only scored one goal in two seasons of playing in the Premier League. He featured 39 times for the Terriers during that time.
Last season, he scored three goals and provided five assists in 36 Championship appearances.
Kachunga took to Twitter to express his happiness with his new adventure.
He tweeted: “Excited to start my new adventure at Sheffield Wednesday. Looking forward to the new season and meeting all the fans!”
Kachunga could make his Owls debut against Walsall in their first-round Carabao Cup tie this weekend.
Fans of Twitter shared there thoughts and feelings on Kachunga’s move.
One Town fan tweeted: “Glad he’s got a move but would be lying if I said it didn’t hurt seeing him in a Wednesday shirt.
“Best of luck for the season Kache, except against us, although I’m sure he’ll be warmly welcomed back to the JSS #htafc.”
Another Terriers fan described Kachunga as a Town legend, as he tweeted: “Good luck to @ekachunga15, I hope he can regain his confidence because injuries have really affected him. Always going to be a Huddersfield legend.”