• Premier League

Hull snap up Graham on loan

ESPN staff
July 19, 2013
Danny Graham joined Sunderland in January © PA Photos

Hull City have signed Danny Graham from Sunderland on a season-long loan.

Graham, 27, flew to Portugal, where the Tigers are holding their pre-season training camp, earlier in the week to hold talks with chief executive Nick Thompson.

And those discussions have since proven to be a success after the newly promoted Premier League club announced the news of the forward's arrival via a statement on their official website on Friday.

Graham, who joined the Black Cats from Swansea for £5 million in January, says he is thrilled to have made the move to the KC Stadium.

"I'm delighted to be here," Graham said. "It's great to come to a club where everybody is on a high after winning promotion and I've only heard good things about this club.

"I've spoken to the manager here [Steve Bruce] and to [assistant manager] Steve Agnew, who I know from my time at Middlesbrough, and like I say, everything I hear is good. It's exactly the same as when I joined Swansea a couple of years ago, a club coming up into the Premier League. The stories for the two clubs are very similar.

"I know I'm coming to a good club with a top manager, a fantastic stadium and some very good players. When the chance came to sign here on loan, I jumped at it."

Bruce has been looking to bolster his frontline for some time, and turned his attentions to Graham, who failed to score for Sunderland last term, after a move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin broke down when he failed a medical.

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