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Hull City close to securing deal for Premier League defender

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In-form Championship side Hull City are close to making a January signing as they look to add quality to their squad over the winter.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, the Tigers are close to signing Cardiff City defender Matthew Connolly, who has found himself frozen out of proceedings under Neil Warnock in Wales.

The 31-year-old is expected the make the move to the KCom on a loan deal until the end of the season after being given permission by Warnock to make a move away from the Bluebirds.

Connolly is also out of contract in the summer, and he will no doubt see a move to the Tigers as a big chance to impress in the coming months ahead of trying seal a permanent contract in the summer months when his deal with the Bluebirds does indeed end.

The defender has bags of experience at Championship level and played a key role in helping the Bluebirds into the top flight last term.

Connolly has made in excess of 100 appearances for the Welsh club, and he also had similar success in terms of appearances in a previous spell with QPR, meaning he could well prove to be an ideal signing for Hull manager Nigel Adkins.

The Verdict

I think this is a shrewd move for the Tigers, and Connolly will be a solid addition in Hull.

Things have been picking up of late for Adkins’ men and Connolly will only add to the squad in terms of quality and commitment.

Connolly will give his all and has plenty to offer at this level, so it’s a huge coup for the Yorkshire club.

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