Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

'Gut wrenching; Makes my heart hurt': Huddersfield fans react after Wednesday sign Elias Kachunga

Sheffield Wednesday made the former Huddersfield Town forward Elias Kachunga their fourth summer signing earlier on Wednesday.

Kachunga was available on a free after leaving Wednesday’s Yorkshire rivals at the end of last season and has agreed an undisclosed-length deal at Hillsborough.

The DR Congo international should be familiar to those of an Owls persuasion, having been part of the Terriers side they faced four times in the 2016/17 season and who beat them in the play-offs that year.

He appeared in each of those encounters – ending that campaign with 13 goals and four assists in 48 games across all competitions –  and a further one last term, which followed back-to-back Premier League seasons.

Kachunga in action against Wednesday last season. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

Despite his three goals and five assists in 37 games, in what was his final campaign at the Kirklees Stadium, there is a fear among some Wednesday supporters that Kachunga, now 28, is not the same player he was at the start of his career in England.

But is that in fact the case? This is what those who arguably know him best have had to say about the former Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin player, following his move across Yorkshire…

Kachunga will reunite with his former Huddersfield teammate Izzy Brown and coach Andrew Hughes at Wednesday.

The Cologne native has played most of his football on the right-hand flank, but can also operate on the left or at centre-forward, as well as in behind the main striker.


Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know