David Wagner says Huddersfield were forced to look for young and hungry players this summer due to not being a “typical” club. The Terriers boss was eager to build on the achievement of avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season but found the going tough during the transfer window due to the restricted funds available.
Six new faces eventually arrived at the John Smith’s Stadium with Ramadan Sobhi, Adama Diakhaby, Ben Hamer, Erik Durm, Juninho Bacuna and Isaac Mbenza drafted in, while the loan deals of Florent Hadergjonaj, Jonas Lossl and Terence Kongolo were made permanent.
Wagner admits it was difficult for Huddersfield to shop in the traditional markets due to their financial situations but believes they have added players that represent good value for money.
Speaking about Huddersfield’s summer transfer business, the German said: “We are not a typical Premier League club, so we had to shop in different shops to other Premier League clubs.”
He added: “Everyone can see that we went for young, talented players under the age of 24 or free transfers where we didn’t have to pay a fee for them.
“We have tried to strengthen our offensive line with speed and you can see from their ages that we have signed a lot of potential talent.
“We see a lot of value in the players that we signed.
“All of them are good characters, first and foremost, who are very hungry to show that they can compete in the Premier League.”