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‘Great signing’ – Hopes were high for these Hull fans when striker signed, but it did not work out well

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Having just been relegated straight back down to the Championship after just one season in the top-flight, Hull City needed a strong summer to pick them back up. 

Highly rated manager Marco Silva had been poached by Watford after just five months in charge of the Tigers with charismatic Russian Leonid Slutsky taking his place.

And he wasted no time building his squad and splashing the cash.

£17.8million was spent with the likes of Kevin Stewart, Jon Toral, Stephen Kingsley, Jackson Irvine and Ondrej Mazuch all arriving at the KCOM Stadium.

But there was one signing, that cost the club £3.4million, that seemed to excite the fans more than many of the others.

This is FLW Rewind where we take a look back at a big decision made by a club, analyse the initial reaction and document what happened next.

The man in question this time was Wolves striker Nouha Dicko.

With first-team opportunities looking likely to be limited at Wolves, the striker decided to make the move to Yorkshire with the hope of playing regularly.

The Tigers’ faithful were delighted to see him arrive as well, with fans of his former club also sad to see him go:

But would things work out? Could he be the man to fire the club back into the top-flight?

Sadly it was not to be.

Despite playing in the club’s first six matches since his arrival, he failed to find the back of the net in any.

In fact, the 26-year-old would have to wait until mid-October to score for the first time with the goal coming against Norwich City in a 1-1 draw.

Only two more goals came during 2017 with both coming in draws against Ipswich Town and Fulham as the club slumped towards the bottom of the table.

And only one more goal was to follow in 2018 as well when he scored the winner against Sheffield United in February to secure a crucial three points in their relegation battle.

But the striker fell out of favour with Nigel Adkins towards the end of the season and only appeared in one of the club’s last nine matches of the season.


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