Huddersfield Town have continued moulding their squad for the next few seasons by handing a new contract to highly-rated midfielder Philip Billing. The 19-year-old’s deal was set to run out at the end of next season, but this has been extended until the culmination of the 2019/20 campaign.

The new contract also contains the other to extend if by a further year. Head Coach David Wagner is clearly a fan of the player, who has started six games for the Terriers so far this season. His first professional goal was a goal of the season contender away to Nottingham Forest.

Since making the move from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg in 2013, the starlet has made steady progress on and off the field at the John Smith’s Stadium. He made his debut as a late substitute against current Premier League title favourites Leicester City in April 2014.

Speaking of the news that Billing has extended his stay with the club, German Wagner expressed his delight that he has handed an improved deal to another key player in his squad,

“I am very happy that Phil has signed a new contract with Huddersfield.

“As I have said many times before, keeping our good players here is just as important as looking for new talent to bring in and this adds to new contracts for Sean Scannell, Joe Lolley, Harry Bunn and Joe Murphy.

“Philip is a talent and he is a good character as well. We are proud he is our player. He is progressing very well, which is no surprise as he is football intelligent.

“He has taken his opportunity in the team recently, showing he can bring his performance to the pitch.”

Billing will be hoping to retain his place in the Huddersfield midfield this weekend when local rivals Sheffield Wednesday are welcomed to the John Smith’s Stadium.

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