Hull City are on the verge of a record signing while Steve Bruce’s men Europa League campaign continues with a game against Belgian side Lokeren.
Hull City are close to a record breaking £10 million signing of Palermo striker Abel Hernandez, according to The Mirror. The Yorkshire based outfit have cash to spend after the recent £12 million sale of Shane Long to Southampton, and boss Steve Bruce is keen to bolster his attack following the Irish international’s departure.
The Uruguayan player, who netted 16 times for the Serie A side last term would be a signing sure to excite Tigers fans, and despite reports from Italy a deal is imminent, Bruce was circumspect in his comments.
“Abel Hernandez has been mentioned. We’re close to one or two things and very close with one striker which will be a fantastic addition if we can pull it off.”
The manager’s caution is understandable after missing out on Jordan Rhodes, an episode that that still rankles with the former Manchester United player.
“At this stage, I don’t want to say any more on potential in-comings, especially after the debacle with Jordan Rhodes. That’s dead in the water now and it’s disappointing for everyone, especially for Jordan.”
These are heady times for Hull City fans. Last season’s 16th place finish could hardly be described as comfortable, but the faithful would love a big signing like Hernandez to increase their chances of survival.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.