Nottingham Forest have signed German defender Michael Hefele from Huddersfield, and Forest fans are buzzing with their deadline day acquisition.
The 27-year-old was something of a cult hero as Huddersfield were promoted to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season, playing 37 times in the league and chipping in with three goals, including a last minute winner in the West Yorkshire Derby against Leeds.
Last season though, the centre-back was limited to just two Premier League appearances and always looked set to leave the Terriers for more game time. He has signed a three-year contract with Aitor Karanka’s side.
Forest made 12 signings in the summer window and broke their transfer record to secure a deal for attacking midfielder Joao Carvalho, but have opened their Championship season with two 1-1 draws against Bristol City and West Brom.
The fans were buzzing with the arrival of Hefele though. Check out some of their best tweets below.
That looks a Hefele of a signing!!! #NFFC
— Forever Forest (@TFFpodcast) August 9, 2018
Hefele is exactly what we need at the back, a big lump to help our venerability at set pieces. Anyone who thinks we don’t need him because we have Danny Fox is a Derby fan #nffc
— Liam Devlin (@Ldevlin24) August 9, 2018
Forest were very small compared to wba. Hefele is a great signing. 6ft4 leader is what we need #nffc
— Tony Martin (@nffcSVC) August 9, 2018
Hefele seem to be very popular and a bit of a fans favourite another great NFFC signing coyr
— nffc (@FlewittClint) August 9, 2018
This Hefele signing would all be down to how fit we can keep him tho #nffc
— St.Grumpy (@swriv_dec) August 9, 2018
Gotta feeling this Hefele will soon become a fan favourite here ,we’ve always loved a player who wears his heart on his sleeve and anybody who can win a defending header from a corner or FK at this moment in time will be an instant god #nffc
— NG9NFFC ☆☆ (@justinslany) August 9, 2018
Hefele might be my favourite player and his only been in the door 5 minutes #nffc
— JPN (@JoePNFFC) August 9, 2018
This Hefele geezer is 100% going to become a cult hero at the City ground ain't he
— Bankzy (@BankzyNFFC) August 9, 2018
Great signing to get Hefele from Huddersfield well done forest #nffc
— ian smith (@IanIansmith73) August 9, 2018
— Will Broome (@williambroome) August 9, 2018