Huddersfield sign former Arsenal striker

James Shearman Updated: 17 May 2021 19:15 CEST 2 min read
Huddersfield sign former Arsenal striker

Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has made a surprise return to English football with Huddersfield Town.

The 28-year-old has signed for the Terriers until the end of the season having been unattached since leaving Toulouse last summer. Sanogo scored 12 goals in three seasons for the French club.

The forward’s first spell in England was with Arsenal, where he spent four years but failed to score a single goal.

“Yaya is a player who has a background in English football, something that can make his adaptation to the Championship easier,” Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan told the club’s official website.

“Physically he has a different profile to the strikers we already have in attack and it can help to increase the offensive versatility of the team.

“He has been training with a professional team in France from September until he made the journey to England, which means he should be in a better physical condition.

“He will still need a little time, and we will work with him to make him ready to help the team in the last part of the season.”

Despite a poor goal return with Toulouse, Sanogo was happy with his overall contribution.

“My stats aren’t amazing, but I was able to show with my body that I am apt, I can play. I wanted to reassure myself of that,” he told France Football.

“I left for abroad when I was very young and I came to Toulouse to renew myself.

“My record is not disgustingly bad.”