Hull agree Sagbo deal

26 July 2013 12:14:29 EST

French club Evian have announced Hull City have agreed to buy Ivory Coast international Yannick Sagbo.

Tigers boss Steve Bruce has been desperately trying to bolster his attacking options since the Humberside club confirmed their promotion back to the Premier League in May.

Having seen their move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin fall through due to a failed medical, City have been linked with a number of forwards.

Peter Odemwingie, Gary Hooper, Jordan Rhodes and Carlton Cole were all thought to be on Bruce's radar but he has now moved to sign 25-year-old Sagbo in a deal believed to be worth £3million.

Sagbo had been linked with West Ham, where his half-brother Guy Demel players, and Celtic but has now agreed to move to the KC Stadium, according to Evian.

A statement on the French club's website read: "Evian Thonon Gaillard FC and Hull City have reached an agreement for the permanent transfer of Yannick Sagbo.
"ETG FC wishes every success to Yannick for the rest of his career."

The former Monaco frontman will become Hull's eight signing of the summer and joins having scored six goals in 35 appearances for Evian last season.

Sagbo will now undergo a medical before joinging up with his new team mates for pre-season training, with the new campaign set to get underway on 18th August.

The Tigers start their campaign against Chelsea, a game they are 15/1 to win, with the Blues 2/9 for victory.

Hull are expected to struggle in the top flight following their promotion and they are 66/1 for the drop, with Crystal Palace 1212/1 to be relegated and Cardiff City 1/1212.

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