New record signing Christopher Schindler is looking forward to a “great adventure” in Huddersfield Town colours.

The 26-year-old former 1860 Munich defender has signed a three-year deal under David Wagner at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He is unconcerned by the £1.8m fee paid and says he is focused on helping Town climb the Championship standings by improving their defensive record.

“I’m looking forward to a great adventure and to the challenges which lie ahead, but my job is to stop opponents scoring goals and that is my main focus,” said the former Germany Under 21 international.

“I have been at 1860 since I was eight years old, so this is a big step for me in my career, but it’s normal in football for professionals to move on and this is definitely the right time for me.

“I have many good memories of my time at 1860 – I am sad to leave because I can say it is ‘my’ club – but I am keen to develop and adapt to the football here in England as well as having the life experience for me and my family.”

Wife Paulina and 11-month-old daughter Marie will move here with him in the next couple of months, while Schindler devotes himself to a full pre-season with the squad who have just returned from Sweden.

“I am looking forward to getting to know my new colleagues and a new set-up, and I’m looking forward to us growing and developing as a team,” he said.

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“I didn’t know anything about Huddersfield Town when the first contact came, so I was on Google to find out, but after I first visited here and talked to David Wagner, I went back to the airport with a big smile on my face.

“He has told me about the project which is going on here. He is bringing together the mentality of the English players and combining it with the professionalism of the European players and, while we have a long way to go I understand, that is very intense and very exciting for me.”