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Hull City breaks club transfer record to sign Abel Hernandez

Sep 1, 2014, 12:25 PM EST

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Hull City have announced the signing of electric Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez, a fantastic signing for Steve Bruce’s ranks.

According to the Daily Mail and other reports, the signing cost Hull City around $15.7 million, which is a club record fee. He signed a three-year deal with the club.

“Abel is a fantastic signing and highlights just how far the club has come in such a short space of time,” manager Steve Bruce told the club’s official website.

Hernandez signs from Italian side Palermo, where he spent five seasons where he made 122 appearances and scored 36 goals.  He had 14 goals last year as Palermo won Serie B, Italy’s second division.

The 24-year-old spent the summer in Brazil with Uruguay’s World Cup squad, and has seven international goals in 14 appearances for his country.

At Hull City, Hernandez joins Nikica Jelavic and Yannick Sagbo in the team’s attack, and it’s a fair shout that he’d get considerable playing time amongst those three.

Don’t forget to tune in to the “Transfer Deadline Day Show” on NBCSN (Monday, 6-8 p.m. ET).

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