Huddersfield announced the signing of right-back Herbert Bockhorn from Borussia Dortmund’s reserve side to a mixed reception from some Terriers fans. The defender is someone that manager Jan Siewert knows well from their time together at the German outfit and Bockhorn becomes the second right back to be signed from Germany in as many seasons. The Yorkshire club will hope that the German can help them back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Bockhorn is not the first signing made by the Terriers this summer, with the club also signing young winger Josh Koroma from Leyton Orient as well as veteran centre back Tommy Elphick on a free transfer after the defender left Aston Villa. The signing of the German has some Huddersfield fans optimistic over the club’s chances next season whereas a few feel as if it is poor business and will see the club continue to fail.
Here is the reaction from the announcement:
???? The 24-year-old right back joins the Terriers for a fee that will remain undisclosed and puts pen-to-paper on a two-year contract.https://t.co/m4WHXLIzua
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) July 8, 2019
— Sam Dixon (@Samdixon0013) July 8, 2019
— James Robinson (@JamesRobDT) July 8, 2019
That’s it we’re going up
— Alex Macca (@AlexMacca01) July 8, 2019
Welcome to the club lad! Looking forward to seeing what you have to offer UTT
— Proud Terriers (@ProudTerriers) July 8, 2019
Hope smith stays as there’s two decent right back going for one position utt
— matthew neary (@matty0983) July 8, 2019
On our way where on out way to League One where on our way… Tommy Smith’s replacement for a fractions of what where getting for Smith. This is shocking from Town… A player no one as heard of and alot of you say what a signing what an absolute joke…
— Peter Wheatcroft (@THEFOZZYONE) July 8, 2019