Huddersfield Town’s newest signing Michael Hefele believes he is the perfect fit for the Championship – and he can’t wait to get going.

The German centre-back has penned a three-year deal with the club to start in July , when his contract with current side Dynamo Dresden expires.

And he’s delighted that his trademark tough-tackling style will mesh well with what he believes is a more physical division than the German 3.Bundesliga, from which he has captained Dresden to promotion.

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“For me it is a childhood dream come true,” he told HTTV.

“I always wanted to play in England because I like the style, it is very physical with strong players, and very tough.

“In Germany it is difficult when you make the tackle or go up for a header – you don’t have to touch the player, but the ref is blowing and it is a free-kick and maybe a yellow card. Here you can tackle and make a good performance on the field.”

He may not know much about Huddersfield, but Hefele has already watched the club in action and has begun acclimatising to the culture instilled by David Wagner at PPG Canalside.

And the defender is keen to reassure fans he’s just as comfortable picking out a pass as he is at clearing a cross.

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Added the 25-year-old: “I know David, I played last year against him when he was the coach at Dortmund II.

“I don’t know anything about Huddersfield but have some information from the internet. They are called the Terriers!

“I have had a look at the training ground and stadium and I like it very much.

“Huddersfield want to play football and not always go for the long ball. They try to play with short passes, that’s David’s philosophy and I like it very much and I want to be a part of it.

“That is my game. I want to play football, I like to make a lot of passes and maybe do some dribbles, but also hard tackling.”

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Having made the decision to continue his career in Yorkshire, the only downside for the new recruit is that he has to wait until July to get going.

“I am very thankful to Dresden,” he said. “I had a big season there and they are going up to the second league.

“It was very good for me but I want to take the next step, to the next level and I want to make here my next step.

“I want to play now at this moment!

“The shirt fits me very well, and I like the colour. I want to start the season, be a part of David’s plan and be a part of the surprise team of next season.”