Hull City were certainly the most active on transfer deadline day yesterday, as they completed the signings of four new players. Hull City boss Steve Bruce has added to his current squad, and the Tigers will feel they have enough for Premier League survival this season.
Hull smashed their transfer record with the capture of Abel Hernandez from Palermo for a reported £10m fee. Hernandez, who spent five years with Palermo, has scored seven goals in 14 games for his national side, Uruguay. Hull needed to replace the goals of Shane Long after his summer move to Southampton, and Bruce will feel Hernandez can do just that. The 24-year-old scored 14 goals in 28 games in Serie A last term.
The Tigers also captured midfielders Mohamed Diame and Hatem Ben Arfa from West Ham United and Newcastle United respectively. Diame signed for Hull on a three-year deal after spending two years at Upton Park and playing 71 games for the Hammers. The frustrating, but extremely talented, Arfa joins Hull on a one-year loan deal from the Magpies. Both players will offer a great deal to Bruce’s side and will prove to be good additions to the Hull squad.
Bruce has also added Southampton striker Gaston Ramirez on a season-long loan from the Saints. The Uruguayan has only scored six times in 44 games in his time in England. But he will want to prove himself at the KC Stadium and will hope to take his chance with Hull.
Steve Bruce’s signings have completed his squad, and the Tigers look like a good outfit with their new additions. All four will be available and competing for places when Hull entertain West Ham United after the international break, and it will very interesting to see Hull City’s new-look squad.