Hull have completed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Seyi Olofinjana from Stoke, the Potteries club have confirmed.
The 29-year-old has agreed a four-year deal with the Tigers after opting not to join French Ligue 1 club Monaco.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis told the club's official website: "Seyi really is one of the nicest players I've come across in football, a real gentleman, so he goes with our best wishes."
He added: "If it's a good move for the kid, then you have to be fair and honest to them, especially if they have been really good in their time with the club and not been any problem whatsoever.
"We both understand each other's situation and that's why there is plenty of good feeling on both sides with this one."
Olofinjana made 21 appearances for the Potters last season, scoring twice.
Hull have also announced the signing of United States international Jozy Altidore on a season-long loan from Villarreal, subject to him obtaining a work permit.
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