Montpellier's Steve Mounie (centre) in action against Monaco's Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibe. Photo: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

LONDON - Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town broke their transfer record for the third time this summer by signing striker Steve Mounie from Montpellier. 

The 22-year-old Benin international joins on a four-year contract, the club announced on Wednesday without disclosing the fee. UK media reports said it was worth more than 11 million pounds (14 million dollars).

"He has real physical attributes that should be perfect for the Premier League, plus we have already seen his talents as a footballer in his remarkable season in France," manager David Wagner said.

"At just 22 years old, he is only going to improve too. Given what he is already capable of, that is very exciting."

Mounie scored 14 goals in 32 starts for Montpelier last season, his first in France's top flight.

The move follows the record signings of striker Laurent Depoitre and midfielder Aaron Mooy over the past 12 days as the Terriers prepare for their first season in the Premier League. 

It also caps a busy 24 hours in which they signed winger Tom Ince and midfielder Danny Williams and completed a season-long transfer deal for Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer.

Huddersfield open their season at Crystal Palace on August 12.

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