Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Fraizer Campbell has revealed that he turned down a move to the Premier League to link back up with Hull City this summer.
Hull are preparing for their return to the Sky Bet Championship this summer, and have secured the service of Campbell on a two-year deal, following his release from Crystal Palace at the end of last season.
Campbell has opted to return to Hull, where he enjoyed a successful spell during the 2007/08 season, rather than staying in the Premier League.
The 29-year-old revealed he turned down top-flight offers and moves abroad, opting to return to East Yorkshire, where he enjoyed one of his most prolific spells ten years ago, he said:
“I had other options. I had some others in the Championship, some abroad and a couple of options in the Premier League so it was a case of picking the right fit for me.
“There was interest in Qatar and Turkey but I wanted to come home.
“I’d been with Hull before, I know what the club is like and I wanted to be closer to home again. It was an easy decision for me to come back.”
The spell in Hull that Campbell is referring to came under Phil Brown, when the striker, then on-loan from Manchester United, helped guide the Tigers to the top-flight via the play-offs.
Campbell scored 15 goals that season from 37 appearances, but has not returned to the KCOM Stadium since then.
Leonid Slutsky moved to make Campbell his second signing of the summer, following Chelsea’s Ola Aina to East Yorkshire.
Hull are now close to completing their third signing, with negotiations at an advanced stage with Liverpool over a deal for Kevin Stewart.
Hull fans… What do you make of Campbell’s comments? Are you pleased about his desire to return to your club? Let us know your thoughts!