Football: Huddersfield set to smash club record with move for Montpellier striker Steve Mounie

Steve Mounie is expected to sign for newly-promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town this week.
Steve Mounie is expected to sign for newly-promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town this week. PHOTO: AFP

Montpellier (AFP) - Montpellier forward Steve Mounie is expected to sign for newly-promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town this week, according to a source close to the French Ligue 1 side.

The 22-year-old Benin international, who scored 14 goals in the French league last season, will have a medical before the two clubs officially confirm the move for a reported €13 million (S$20.1 million).

It would be a club-record sale for Montpellier, beating the €12 million they received from Arsenal for French striker Olivier Giroud in 2012 and a club-record transfer for Huddersfield, whose purchase of German defender Christopher Schindler for £1.8million last season remains their most expensive buy.

Huddersfield will play in the top flight for the first time since 1972, after beating Reading in the Championship play-off final to win promotion last month.