The Spanish Under-21 international, Pipa, his full name is Gonzalo Avila Gordon has completed a permanent move to Huddersfield Town from Spanish Club RCD Espanyol de Barcelona.
Pipa is a 22-year-old right-back that progressed through the ranks at Espanyol to make 13 appearances last season in all competitions. He passed his medical on Friday and has now joined Head Coach Carlos Corberán’s squad for an undisclosed fee.
He earned his second Spanish Under-21 cap during Thursday’s UEFA European Championship qualifying win over North Macedonia.
The number two shirt will be given to Pipa, who is an attack-minded full-back who can also play as a winger if needed.
He has highlighted that he loves to use his pace and trickery to beat players to get to the byline and cross the ball. He is the type of player that is always looking to get forward and help his teammates.
Pipa said upon his arrival: “My best attributes are speed and skills. I’m also a little crazy at times! Now I’ve started playing regularly, and I feel strong and confident.”
The Spaniard strongly believes that that Spanish connection he will have with Corberán will make it easier for him at the start of his Terriers career.
He also emphasised his excitement to see the John Smith’s Stadium full of fans again as he branded the stadium as very beautiful and different.
A contract running until June 2023 has been agreed, with the option of a further year in the Club’s favour.