Hull City sign Abel Hernandez on club-record deal

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Hull City have announced the signing of Palermo forward, Abel Hernandez, for a club record fee. While the price is officially undisclosed, it is thought to be close to the £10 million mark. 

The 24-year-old Uruguay International has received his work permit and has signed a three-year deal with the Premier League side. 

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Steve Bruce has said of the player, "Abel is a fantastic signing and highlights just how far the club has come in such a short space of time.

"He is an exciting talent and like myself, I’m sure the supporters can’t wait to see him in action."

Rhodes snubbed after lengthy pursuit

The club record deal is thought to have been made possible by Shane Long's £12 million move to Southampton earlier in the summer. While Bruce's first choice appeared to be Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes, a move for the Scottish international collapsed after his club pulled the plug. 

However, Hernandez's goal record will convince Hull City fans of his worth. In 30 appearances for his side, Palermo, last season, Hernandez managed to score an impressive 14 goals.

What's more, he was part of Uruguay's squad for the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup. In 14 appearances for his country, he has managed an equally impressive seven goals.

Tigers spend big to prove Premier League credentials

He becomes Hull City's seventh signing of the summer after Robert Snodgrass from Norwich, Andrew Robertson from Dundee, Harry Maguire from Sheffield United, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson from Tottenham Hotspur and Tom Ince from Blackpool.  

They are also thought to be interested in a deal for Marseille forward, Andre Ayew. However, whether they can complete the deal for the 24-year-old before the window shuts remains to be seen.  

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