Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has agreed to join Huddersfield Town on a free transfer. The former French Under-21 international has been a free agent after his contract expired with French side Toulouse last summer.
Personal terms have been agreed by Sanogo and his entourage and it’s only a matter of time before the signing is announced. The French forward was awfully close to joining Middlesbrough last summer’s window, but the Boro hierarchy weren’t entirely convinced and decided to call it off at the last moment.
The Boro officials were concerned over the fitness of the former Premier League striker and opted to not offer him a contract because of it.
Sanogo didn’t do any wonders with the French team, as he managed a mere 16 appearances for them in 2019/20 and scored just 4 four goals. The then Ligue 1-side signed the former France Under-21 international from Arsenal in July 2017.
The move ended Sanogo’s four-year misery with the London giants. The striker stayed for 4 years with the Gunners but could never really get a run of games under his belt and was therefore sent on loan moves throughout his time with the club. He made just 20 appearances in his 4-year stint with the club and scored just one goal. The centre-forward had productive loan spells but couldn’t nail a permanent place with any of Crystal Palace, Ajax or Charlton Athletic.
Arsenal bought Sanogo with high hopes after the Auxerre’s academy product scored 10 goals in just 13 Ligue 2 appearances. But he was never able to achieve any sort of consistency or goal scoring form for the Gunners and ultimately failed to establish himself in England.
Huddersfield Town boss Carlo Corberan is all set to give the forgotten striker a second chance in English football, as he looks to steer the Terriers clear of relegation. The Championship side are going through a horrendous run of form and even though they won comprehensively against Swansea on Saturday, they still sit 18th in the table and just seven points above the drop zone.