Huddersfield Town have made another statement of intent by announcing the capture of Dynamo Dresden captain Michael Hefele.

The second German recruit ahead of the summer window, the centre-back will officially join the club on 1 July after agreeing a three-year-deal.

Hefele, 25, has just led his team to promotion from the 3.Bundesliga, but most Town fans won't have seen much of the newest signing ahead of his arrival in Yorkshire.

We asked German football expert, Jonathan Walsh, to give us the lowdown on what we can expect from him next term....

"A defensive stalwart, and a menace in the opposition box" - Jonathan Walsh

"In what is another clear statement of intent from David Wagner, the signing of Michael Hefele from Dynamo Dresden is a sign that his ”revolution” is beginning to take hold at the Yorkshire outfit.

"The six-foot-four centre-back is the Dynamo captain, and was installed into the role after just one year at the club. This is evidence of Hefele’s reputation as a real fan favourite in the East German city, and just how much of an invaluable member of their successful promotion push he was.

"The 25-year-old has expressed how keen he is to get started at the John Smith Stadium and – very openly – get involved in the physical side of the game. His size and frame will give him an immediate advantage in that respect.

Huddersfield Town have signed Michael Hefele from Dynamo Dresden on three-year deal

"This will reassure the Town faithful that he can cut it in a more physically challenging league. Given that Hefele is strong in the air and in the tackle – it bodes well for his arrival in England, especially with these being two of his key traits.

"A defensive stalwart without doubt, these qualities also make him a menace in the opposition box. Hefele has found the net on six occasions this season and contributed two assists, which is a fairly impressive goalscoring record for a centre-back. He is not afraid to try his hand should a shooting opportunity arise either, with a powerful shot in his locker.

"There will be questions asked about his experience in the top divisions, and Hefele has managed just three appearances in Germany’s top two tiers. Despite this, he has shown he has quality beyond the 3. Liga and will be desperate to showcase that in England.

"Some may also point to two serious injuries suffered during his time with SpVgg Unterhaching, though there has been no recurrence of either during his time in Dresden.

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"The towering centre-half also spoke of his desire to play football with Huddersfield. Dresden’s style of play was very competent, with Hefele seeing plenty of the ball and he was usually the base from which they built upon. With Wagner moving to a more expansive style of play, it will take no getting used to for his latest arrival – in terms of being asked to pass out from the back.

"It’s hard not to look at this deal as another coup for Town, and it is the second captain – discounting the controversial stripping of Chris Löwe – they have brought in.

"Wagner is seemingly looking for leaders and strong personalities, something which Hefele certainly brings to the table."