Huddersfield have signed Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm for an undisclosed fee. Durm featured 64 times for Dortmund in the Bundesliga and can play either left or right back, but is predominantly a right sided defender. Whilst with the German club he won the DFL Super Cup twice in 2013 and 2014.
He has also featured for Germany at many levels. He played eight times in the youth ranks before making seven appearances for the senior side. He was on the plane to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and was an unused substitute in every game as Joachim Low’s squad lifted the trophy.
David Wagner commented:
“Obviously I know Erik well from our time together at Dortmund and he has all the qualities to be a great success in our ‘Terriers Identity’. He is a smart, determined character too. He’s desperate to play and that is always a good thing for any Head Coach!”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (4.5m)
With Durm being such a diverse defender it is hard to predict where he will fit in to this Huddersfield defence. It’s a marquee signing for Wagner’s side so I would expect that he will start at right back with Terence Kongolo on the other side. This means others will be pushed out to accommodate the German.
Durm’s been priced at £4.5m, which is a fairly decent price for him. In those 64 Bundesliga matches he scored twice and set up seven, meaning he would probably average a goal and three or four assists across a season. He’s the same price as the other probable starters for Huddersfield but I would select Zanka or Kongolo ahead of him.
Huddersfield’s first five fixtures are as follows: Chelsea (H), Manchester City (A), Cardiff (H), Everton (A) and Crystal Palace (H). It’s a difficult beginning for the Terriers but it does get easier and that’s when Durm and other Huddersfield players could provide a fine amount of points.
Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)