Talented youngster Jack Rudoni has left AFC Wimbledon to join Sky Bet Championship side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old, who has agreed a four-year deal, scored 12 goals from midfield in Sky Bet League One last season, which saw him win the club’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards.
“I’m delighted to be here!” Rudoni told Huddersfield’s website. “It’s taken a little longer than we thought it could have taken, but I’m just happy to get it over the line.
“Coming up and meeting everyone, it just really appealed to me. I always had a good feeling about the Club as soon as I met everyone, and spoke to everyone here, they told me what their plans were for me, and I think I’ve been set on coming here since then.
“I’m just so happy to be here now.”
The talented youngster broke into the first team during the 2019/20 season and having made 91 appearances in the third tier, he will now experience the Sky Bet Championship for the first time.
“It’s one of the best leagues in the world, 100%,” he continued. “I’ve watched it throughout my whole life, so I really wanted to make the step, and the opportunity was there. I want to prove myself in the Championship now and help Huddersfield as much as I can.”
“I’m a midfielder who works hard. I’ve got a high work rate on and off the ball and I like to arrive in the box and score goals. I like to create as much as I can and drive the ball forwards and do my work off the ball as well.”
Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby commented: “We’ve had a longstanding interest in bringing Jack to Huddersfield Town, so we’re very happy to welcome him to the Club today. When we got the chance to speak to him, it was quickly clear that he had a real desire to join us too.
“There are not many players who have had the level of impact in a level as high as Sky Bet League One at just 20 as Jack had last season. He’s found a way to affect games and record some very impressive numbers for AFC Wimbledon.
“We still believe there is much more to come from him too, and our coaches are excited to work with him. He’s already got impressive technical skills and a real goal-scoring instinct, but we feel we can really add to his all-round game.
“I believe he’s a player who will really excite our fans.”
Head Coach Danny Schofield added: “I really like Jack as a player; it’s no surprise to me that there was a lot of interest in him.
“We’ve followed him for quite a while and watched a lot of him in action. He’s a footballer who will add a lot of high-quality attributes to the team in the centre of the pitch.
“He has certain standout qualities – his ability to receive the ball and drive forward in particular. He’s also very engaged when the team is going forward and attacks the penalty area really well.
“He’s only just 21 too, so there’s lots more to come from him. That’s a real focus in our recruitment – players who we can get in the building and develop further.”