Huddersfield Town has signed former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo on a deal until
the end of the season. The 28-year-old was a free agent after leaving French side
Toulouse at the end of 2019-20. He made 11 appearances in the Premier League for the
Gunners and has had loan spells at Crystal Palace and Charlton.
Sanogo left Toulouse last summer after a disappointing return of just 12 goals in
The 28-year-old will hope to make a bigger impression in the Championship for
Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan told the club website:
“Yaya is a player who has a background in English football, something that can make
his adaptation to the Championship easier.
“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.”
Sanogo struggled for goals during his time in France but defended his record.
The striker told France Football: “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.
“I left for abroad when I was very young and I came to Toulouse to renew myself.
“My record is not disgustingly bad.