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These signings at Hull City could prove to be shrewd and quietly effective

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It has been another summer of change at Hull City.

Hull are onto their third manager since Steve Bruce’s departure last summer.

Marco Silva left the KCOM stadium to join Watford and the Tigers have replaced him with former CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutsky.

The men from Humberside have also lost numerous key players since relegation from the Premier League, with Sam Clucas, Tom Huddlestone, Curtis Davies, Andrew Robertson, Harry Maguire, Josh Tymon, Ahmed Elmohamedy and Eldin Jakupovic all departing the club this summer.

However, are things starting to look up for Hull after a productive last week in the transfer market?

First of all, Hull shrewdly managed to include Swansea left back Stephen Kingsley into the deal which saw Clucas go the opposite way.

Left-back was a position that needed strengthening after the loss of both Robertson and Tymon.

Kingsley made 13 appearances in the Premier League last season and is more than good enough to slot seamlessly into the Hull City backline.

Another player who Hull have managed to bring in recently is attacking midfielder Jon Toral.

Toral was brought in from Arsenal for a fee of around £3m.

Despite a less than productive loan spell at Rangers last season, bringing in Toral could prove to be another good bit of business.

Across two loan spells at Brentford and Birmingham respectively, he has made 70 appearances in the Championship scoring 14 goals.

This proves the Spaniard has more than enough quality to make an impact at Hull, and help push for promotion back to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

The third bit of solid business Hull have done over the last week is the signing of Wolves striker Nouha Dicko for £3m.

Dicko has struggled since his thirteen month lay off with a knee ligament injury, but a new start could prove to be the turning point in his career.

Dicko has undoubted quality at this level and has shown signs of returning to his best.

He has already scored one goal this season, in just 76 minutes worth of appearances and at 25, he still has his best years in front of him.

Dicko has pace to burn and he could be the man to replace long-term injury lay off Abel Hernandez.

The final bit of business Hull have done over the last week, what could be the bargain of the transfer window is signing Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine, for just £2m.

In what is a massively inflated market, £2m is incredibly cheap for a player of his quality.

In Irvine’s debut Championship season he scored ten goals from midfield, helping to keep Burton in the Championship.

Irivine has already got off the mark this season, with him scoring against the Tigers in Hull’s 4-1 defeat of Albion.

His goals from midfield could prove vital if they are to push for promotion back to the big time this season.

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