Sean Scannell signs for Huddersfield Town
Republic of Ireland under-21 striker Sean Scannell has joined Huddersfield Town from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.
Scannell, 21, had been at Crystal Palace since joining as a youth in 2003 from Blyth Spartans, and made 141 total appearances for the Eagles, scoring 13 times along the way. The London-born forward has been an Ireland youth international from under-17 level, qualifying through his Armagh-born father. He is capable of playing up front or on the wing, and will offer Huddersfield some much needed pace.
He was called into senior Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s first ever squad as a 17-year-old back in 2008, but is yet to make his senior debut. Scannell is Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson’s first signing since promotion from League One last season. “We are delighted to welcome Sean to the Club. he is a brilliant addition,” Grayson told the club’s official website. “We have been working hard on a number of targets and hopefully we will be able to get a few more tied up over the next couple of days.
“He is an exciting, young, talented footballer who is very adaptable. He can play on either wing or just off the striker – he offers great options. Despite his young age he brings bags of experience at both Championship and International level and hopefully he will be able to fulfil his potential with us. It wasn’t that long ago that a lot of top class clubs were taking a look at him so we are delighted to now have him amongst our ranks.”