By Daniel Wood
The Terriers have completed the signing of Dutch midfielder Carel Eiting on loan from Eredivisie giants Ajax for the 2020/21 season.
The 22-year-old will wear the number 14 shirt this season after passing a medical at Canalside. He will be available to play for Town as soon as international clearance is received.
Eiting is a left-footed midfielder who has been capped by the Netherlands up to Under-21 level.
He has passed through the ranks at Ajax after playing for their youth side. Since his debut for the senior squad he has played 30 times across the Champions League, Europa League, Eredivisie and the Dutch Cup.
The four-time European Champions used Eiting as a substitute in their opening day win over Sparta Rotterdam.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby commented:
“Carel is a player who was identified by our recruitment process some time ago, but he wasn’t one we expected to be available as we entered the current transfer window. However, situations develop and change as time progresses.
“He is a top talent and, when we learned it would be possible to bring him here, we had to act fast.”
Bromby also noted how there was a lot of interest for Carel, so they had to move quickly on convincing him that Huddersfield Town is the right place for him to be.
Head Coach Carlos Corberán added:
“Carel is a young player with real potential, who makes the squad stronger. He’s very technically skilled; very comfortable on the ball.
“He’s a midfielder who gives us different options; he can play as a playmaker, in more attacking positions or as a mixed, box-to-box midfielder.
“I hope that he shows all the skills that he has here at Huddersfield Town.”
The Terriers have gotten off to a rocky start to proceedings this season, after losing all three of their competitive games so far, including their first two league games.
It will be interesting to see if Town will add any more players to their squad before the end of the window, as it is looking as though they might have to if they want to start winning games.