After much speculation, Hull City have announced on their official Twitter account that they have completed the signing of Jackson Irvine from Burton Albion.
In a report on the Tigers official website, the club confirmed that Irvine has signed on a three-year deal with the option of extending it by an additional year.
Upon arriving at the club, the 24-year-old claimed that he “can’t wait to get started”.
The Australian midfielder was in fine form last season for Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion where he made 42 league appearances and scored ten goals in the process.
It didn’t take Irvine long to get used to the Championship following on from his arrival at the club last summer from Scottish club Ross County FC.
The Australian international’s first game as a Hull player will likely come away from home against Derby next month with his first match at the KCOM set to be against Sunderland.
This is the sort of signing that can provide a massive boost to Hull’s chances of regaining their place in the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Despite playing as a central or defensive midfielder, Irvine gets plenty of goals and contributes to many phases of attacking play throughout the 90 minutes whilst contributing plenty to the defensive side of the game.
Tying the player down to a three-year deal with the option of an additional year is a good bit of business from the Tigers.
They will have the player during the best years of his career and will definitely become one of the first names on Leonid Slutsky’s team sheet.
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