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Hull close to deal for Ivorian striker

Hull City are reportedly close to their second striker signing

By | 22nd July 2013
yannick sagbo

According to the Daily Mail, Hull City have almost captured the signature of Monaco loanee Yannick Sagbo. Hull is reportedly closing in on luring the French-born Ivorian player to the KC Stadium from Ligue 1 side Évian, who has had the player on loan since 2010. Manager Steve Bruce is reportedly interested in bringing in the powerful center forward along with other targets to strengthen the recently promoted Premiership side.

“I have said all along that I want a couple of strikers. Now we’ve got one in the bag let’s hope we can get another,” the English manager said to the Daily Star after the capture of his first signing, Danny Murphy.

In what has already been a busy transfer season, Hull are hoping to make Sagbo their 8th signing of the summer transfer window. The Ivorian international would join new boys Murphy, Steve Harper, Danny Graham, Allan McGregor, Curtis Davies, Ahmed Elmohamady,George Boyd, and Maynor Figueroa as the wave of signings brought in to boost the squad coming into the new season.

Sagbo, who is known for his speed, power, and ability to play both wings has had a nice career for Evian, netting 22 times in 90 appearances for the French side since joining from Monaco

The hit man has also been linked to the likes of Tottenham, West Ham , and Celtic over the course of his career, and is close to finally making a move to the Premier League with Hull City ready to submit a £3.5 million bid.

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