Hull City have signed striker Tom Eaves on a free transfer following his exit from Gillingham, the club has confirmed.
The 27-year-old boasted an impressive goalscoring record in League One last season and he has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the KCOM Stadium, with the club also holding the option of a further year.
Eaves scored 22 goals in 50 games for the Gills last term as they secured a mid-table finish, but his contract with the Priestfield Stadium outfit expired earlier this summer.
Hull claim they saw off interest from a number of clubs to land Eaves’ signature and make him their second signing of the summer following Matt Ingram’s arrival from QPR.
The Tigers announced the news via their Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon:
✍️ Hull City are pleased to announce the signing of striker Tom Eaves on a three-year contract.
— Hull City (@HullCity) July 10, 2019
Plenty of Hull fans responded to news the confirmation, with the overwhelming majority of them expressing their delight that the move has been sealed.
Here are some of the responses…
Happy with this ????
— Michael Atkinson (@gingermanmike) July 10, 2019
He can win the flick ons for Frazier ????????
— Chris Ransom (@Chris_Ransom) July 10, 2019
— Andrew Gregory (@AndrewGregory95) July 10, 2019
Sounds promising ????
— Robbo (@itisalex_) July 10, 2019
He will score goals this lad
— Chris Todd (@toddy109) July 10, 2019
What a signing ????
— joe (@hcafcjoe) July 10, 2019