English Premiership

Jelavic completes move to Hull

2014-01-15 21:00
Nikica Jelavic (File)

London - Nikica Jelavic has joined Hull City from Premier League rivals Everton on Wednesday after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Tigers.

The 28-year-old Croatia striker, who has joined Hull for a reported club record 6.5 million ($10.6 million, 7.8 million euros) rising to 7.5 million if they stay in the Premier League, is set to go into Tigers manager Steve Bruce's side to play Norwich City on Saturday.

"As soon as the manager called me I realised straight away that he was really interested in signing me and that it is a great opportunity for me to come here," Jelavic told Hull's website on Wednesday.

"It is a good club, and we have a good squad. We talked a little bit, but it didn't take long to realise that it was right for me.

"It's a newly-promoted club, but I can see straight away that there is a lot of ambition here within the club and I hope that we can build on the great start to the season and become a really strong Premier League team over the coming years."

That Jelavic was on the verge of leaving Merseyside became clear last week when Hull and Everton announced they'd agreed a fee for the forward.

Hull are currently in 10th place compared to Everton's fifth in English football's top flight.

Jelavic joined Everton from fallen Scottish giants Rangers for 5 million in January 2012 and then scored 11 goals before the end of the campaign to finish as the Merseyside club's top scorer.

But his form fell away in the latter half of last season and he has since struggled to impress new manager Roberto Martinez, who came in at the start of the current campaign following David Moyes's move to Manchester United.

Meanwhile Romelu Lukaku's arrival on loan from Chelsea did little for the Everton prospects of Jelavic.

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