When Huddersfield Town announced the signing of Steve Mounie in July 2017, the club’s supporters had every right to be excited.
The Benin forward had just scored 14 goals in Ligue 1 for Montpellier and at the age of 22 seemingly had the world at his feet. In what was a club-record deal at the time, the Terriers forked out a reported fee of £11.5m (via the Guardian), sending a major signal of intent to the rest of the Premier League that they were there to compete.
With the club revealing on Twitter that they had completed the deal, these supporters reacted in delight on the social media platform.
What a time to be alive
— Jack Young (@YoungJack44) July 5, 2017
Brilliant prospect looking at YouTube. Exciting times ahead.
— Stephen Roebuck (@Stephen_Roebuck) July 5, 2017
— Paul Martin (@paul21_martin) July 5, 2017
Things just keep getting better & better we defo gonna do something good this season watch out premiership we have arrived
— Mark Oldfield (@MarkJWO) July 5, 2017
— Chris G (@Garffey) July 5, 2017
Mounie made an instant impact for Huddersfield by scoring a brace on his debut for the club in a 3-0 away victory at Crystal Palace. In what was a successful first campaign for the forward, he added a further five to his tally and helped the club secure a miraculous survival under the guidance of then-boss David Wagner.
However, this season has proved to be an almighty struggle for the 24-year-old as he has only found the back of the net on two occasions. Since the arrival of Jan Siewert as manager in January, Mounie has had to share responsibility for leading the line with Karlan Grant who has impressed since moving to Huddersfield from Charlton Athletic.
The Terriers, who were relegated to the Championship on March 30th, are expected to overhaul their squad in the summer in order to rebuild ahead of next season. It would be hugely surprising if Mounie isn’t one of the players who leaves the John Smith’s Stadium, bringing an end to this two-year stint at the club.
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