29-year-old Fraizer Campbell completed his move back to Hull from Crystal Palace, putting an end to his career at Selhurst Park.
Campbell only scored once in his final season at Palace but comes back to a club where he had an extremely successful loan spell during the 2007/08 season, scoring 15 goals in 34 games as the club were promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Given that Hull have very few strikers to choose from – Uruguayan Abel Hernandez (who has been linked with a move away from the KC Stadium but manager Leonid Slutsky has reiterated his desire to keep the striker), Adama Diomande and young Jarred Bowen, Campbell has very little competition for a starting spot.
Since his loan spell at Hull 10 years ago, he has only returned to the Championship once, with Cardiff City, scoring 7 goals in 12 appearances as Malky Mackay’s side, like Hull in 2007/08, were also promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Cardiff were relegated again the following season, but Campbell remained in the Premier League, signing for Tony Pulis’ Palace in the summer of 2014.
Campbell is known for his direct running and positioning, despite two separate anterior cruciate knee ligament injuries during his career.
If there was anywhere that Campbell could rediscover his finishing touch after a couple of lean years at Selhurst Park, you would imagine it would be at the KC Stadium, under the new management of Slutsky.
Slutsky is being mentored by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who has seen his side win 6 Premier League titles, as well as a vast amount of goals – Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea scored a record 103 goals during their title-winning 2009/10 season.
If Slutsky can get Campbell firing at Hull, his signing could be key in giving them the best opportunity to get back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
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