Elvis has left the building as Brighton agree emergency loan for striker

Posted On 01 Feb 2016 at 6:45 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion have loaned Dutch striker Elvis Manu to Huddersfield Town.

The 22-year-old former Feyenoord player has agreed a 93-day loan deal with the Terriers.

He completed the paperwork at the American Express Community Stadium this afternoon (Monday 1 February).

He will travel to Yorkshire this evening and should be available for his debut in their match at Preston North End on Saturday (6 February).

Elvis Manu - picture by Paul Hazlewood / BHAFC

Elvis Manu – picture by Paul Hazlewood / BHAFC

Manager Chris Hughton said: “Elvis is keen to play regular football and we are not able to guarantee him that here at the moment.

“At Huddersfield he will have the opportunity to play more regular football in the Championship, which will be to everyone’s benefit.

“It’s also ideal for us that he is remaining in England, and in particular the Championship, as that means we can monitor his progress.”

Having played for both Albion and Feyenoord this season, Manu is not able to sign for a third club on a window-to-window loan, which means he is restricted to joining Huddersfield on an emergency loan.

Manu joined Albion in August but has had limited openings in the first half of the season, with the team in good form and Hughton naming a fairly settled side.

He has made eight substitute appearances for Albion, with his only start coming in the FA Cup third round tie at Hull City last month.

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