Yannick Sagbo in talks over Hull City move


Evian striker Yannick Sagbo is set to join Premier League newboys Hull City in a deal reported to be around £1.6 million, according to the Daily Star. 

Sagbo, a French born Ivory Coast international, has scored 22 goals in his 90 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit. Sagbo, who came through the AS Monaco youth system, operates as a pacy striker who makes runs in behind the defence.

With The Tigers expected to play a 3-5-2 formation you may well see Sagbo joined up front by fellow new addition Danny Graham.

Graham, who joined from Sunderland on loan last week, made his debut appearance for The Tigers on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeir in Portugal.

The game finished 0-0 as both teams tinkered with formations and tactics. 

The Tigers have a number of options for the striker position with Sone Aluko, George Boyd, Matty Fryatt and Nick Proschwitz all vying for a role upfront.

Aluko and Boyd both have the ability to play deeper and one would expect that former-Rangers man Aluko will start the season in an attacking centre-midfield role.

Hull's summer spending may not yet be done as Bruce is said to be interested in Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios.

Palacios, who has played under Bruce at both Birmingham and Wigan, has been frozen out of the set-up at Stoke and Mark Hughes is reportedly prepared to let him leave.

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