Huddersfield release five senior playersMay 17, 2019
Huddersfield release five senior players including forward Laurent Depoitre
By Dan Sansom
Last Updated: 17/05/19 6:27pm
Laurent Depoitre is one of five senior players who will be released by Huddersfield following their relegation from the Premier League.
Depoitre made 23 appearances during the 2018-19 Premier League season but failed to score a single goal and registered just one assist.
The 30-year-old became Huddersfield’s record signing in 2017 when he arrived from Porto, but that fee was later overtaken in the same transfer window when Aaron Mooy moved to the club from Manchester City.
Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl confirmed his plans to leave Huddersfield at the beginning of May, while Erik Durm, Danny Williams and Jack Payne will also not be at the club next season.
Lossl spent the 2017-18 campaign at The John Smith’s Stadium on loan from Mainz before joining on a one-year deal last summer.
The loan spells of Isaac Mbenza and Jason Puncheon will also come to an end, although the club will take the option to make Mbenza’s move a permanent one this summer. The paperwork on that deal is still to be completed.
Huddersfield have taken the option of a year’s contract extension on academy defender Rarmani Edmonds-Green, while six of his team-mates – Olly Dyson, Ben Jackson, Luke Mewitt, Micah Obiero, Dom Tear and Oran Thompson – have been offered new professional contracts.
A further 10 players have been released following the end of their contract or scholarships with the academy – Regan Booty, Gabriel Rosario, Jake Barrett, Harry Spratt, Jordan Eli, Sam Gibson, Mason O’Malley, Dahomey Raymond, George Danaher and Ben Mills.