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Abel Hernandez (Hull City Tigers)
Abel Hernandez (Hull City Tigers)

Hull break club transfer record to sign Uruguay striker Hernandez Add to ...

Hull City made a double swoop on transfer-deadline day by signing Senegal captain Mohamed Diame and Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez.

“Tigers sign Mohamed Diame from West Ham,” the English Premier League club said on their website on Monday without disclosing the fee.

The 27-year-old played under City manager Steve Bruce at former club Wigan Athletic before moving to West Ham.

The signing of the powerful midfielder came just hours after Hull bought Hernandez from Serie A side Palermo for a club record fee of 9.5 million pounds ($15.8 million).

Hernandez scored 14 goals last season as Palermo won promotion. He has also hit a total of seven goals in 14 appearances for Uruguay.

He made two appearances as a substitute at this year’s World Cup finals.

The fee broke the previous record of seven million pounds paid to Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Jake Livermore in June.

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