Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of Australian international left back Jason Davidson on a three year contract.
The 23 year-old, who has 18 caps for his country, joins as a free agent, having left Premier League West Bromwich Albion at the conclusion of the 2014/15 season after his existing two year deal with the Baggies was ended by mutual consent.
Although he is an Australian native, Jason qualifies for an EU passport through his Greek mother.
On welcoming Jason as the Club’s first signing of the summer 2015 transfer window, Town Manager Chris Powell explained:
“A lot of hard work has gone into bringing Jason to the Club, so it’s fantastic that he’s joined us ahead of the start of pre-season training on 1 July.
“Recruiting a top quality left back was a key priority in this transfer window and we believe we have achieved this in signing Jason.
“The Club’s scouting process started tracking Jason a full 18 months ago during his time in the Eredivisie and our team has watched him regularly ever since for Heracles, Australia and West Brom’s sides. We tried to recruit him in March, but could not reach a deal.
“He possesses the attributes that we were looking for in a left back; he is an athletic player who has attacking ability, but most importantly he is a good defender. As a left back in my playing days, I believe the latter is the strongest quality required.”