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Hull City set to seal deal for 27-year-old



Having already signed Josh Bowler, Tom Eaves and Matt Ingram this summer, Hull City are now set to seal a deal for Ryan Tafazolli.

According to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, the defender has agreed a deal to join the Tigers after impressing whilst on trial with the club.

Currently a free agent after leaving League One side Peterborough United earlier this summer upon the expiry of his contract at London Road, Tafazolli initially joined up with the rest of Hull’s squad for their warm-weather training camp in Portugal on July 8th and has since featured in two of the club’s pre-season friendlies.

Following a promising display against Leyton Orient, the defender topped off a fine week by scoring the winner against Gibraltar Premier Division side Lincoln Red Imps.

Whereas Grant McCann has refused to comment on Tafazolli’s future in recent days, the defender is now expected to join the Tigers on a permanent basis.

The Verdict

When you consider that McCann signed Tafazolli during his time in charge of Peterborough United, it is not at all surprising that he has called upon the defender’s services once again.

Having nurtured his talents in League One and League Two, the ex-Mansfield Town ace will be hoping to establish himself as a regular in the second-tier for the first time in his career.

Although he will be under no illusions about how tough the Championship will be, if he can take inspiration from his impressive performances for Posh last season, Tafazolli could end up becoming a stalwart at the back for Hull over the coming years.

However, in order to overtake the likes of Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs in the pecking order at the KCOM Stadium, he will have to continue to perform to his maximum in the Tigers’ three remaining pre-season friendlies against Mansfield, Amiens Sporting Club and Doncaster Rovers.

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