After the weeks and weeks of speculation about Jack Payne, it was refreshing to see Elias Kachunga arrive relatively under the radar.

By the standards of the modern transfer window, the striker's arrival at Huddersfield Town on a year long loan was rather low key.

Fans have been crying out for a striker to support the skill and endeavour of Nahki Wells up front, and no wonder.

In the striking department, Town went into the summer lacking in depth.

James Vaughan and Ishmael Miller departed, and now Flo Bojaj has followed - albeit temporarily for a loan spell at Kilmarnock.

David Wagner is willing to accept offers for Jordy Hiwula, who has had a difficult season with loan spells at Wigan and Walsall.

Nahki was getting a little lonely in the corner reserved for out and out strikers.

Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells

The acquisition of Kachunga is supposed to alleviate the depth problem, and at first glance this looks like a good deal for Town.

A year long loan deal with the option to buy next summer should give the club ample time to analyse the player's strengths and weaknesses before making the decision over whether to make the outlay to sign him permanently.

Still only 24, Town will be the sixth club Kachunga has represented since first breaking through at boyhood club Borussia Monchengladbach.

He struggled last season, his first after signing for FC Ingolstadt, failing to find the net in 10 Bundesliga appearances and will be hoping the idea of a fresh start with a different club is a cliche for a reason.

He himself cites his time with Paderborn as the best season of his professional career and he has spoken enthusiastically about returning to that level under the tutelage of David Wagner.

Wagner clearly believes he can be the man to rejuvenate the German youth international, and why wouldn't he?

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The 44-year-old earned his job at the John Smith's Stadium through working with young players at Borussia Dortmund II, where his remit was to improve their games and take them to the next level.

He is passionate about developing youth, rather than always buying in the finished product.

A man who is wedded to a specific footballing identity, he has always talked about the importance of recruiting players who can thrive in his system - and Wagner believes Kachunga can fit the bill.

The tangible example of Joe Lolley should remind fans what this manager is capable of.

Huddersfield Town awards Joe Lolley gets the President's Trophy from David Taylor Pictures by John Early and Robbie Jay Barratt Contact john@thelightmonkey.com

Lolley finished the season on 34 appearances for Town, having spent the earlier part of the campaign unfancied and loaned out to Scunthorpe.

At an awards evening understandably dominated by the achievements of Nahki Wells, Lolley took home the President's Prize.

Wagner believes Kachunga has the tools to be an excellent striker at this level, while Kachunga is equally convinced Wagner has the expertise to mould his skills and give him the platform to succeed.

That relationship should be very important to Town.

Because if Kachunga can reach the heights that Wagner clearly believes he can, then Town will at last have the competition for Wells that the club craves.