Hull City: Jelavic relishing Tigers challenge

Nikica Jelavic Hull City new signing

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Hull City’s new signing Nikica Jelavic is looking forward to his latest challenge in the Premier League as he begins a new life on Humberside.

Having had two seasons at Everton, the Croatian international was finding regular football hard to come by on Merseyside and decided to move on to pastures new across the Pennines in Yorkshire.

The move for Jelavic is a big sign of intent from Hull as they look to ensure their Premier League survival this term, with the club at 7.50 to drop down into the Championship this season.

It wasn’t cheap to bring the former Rangers star to the club but with his signing, and the potential deal to bring West Brom’s Shane Long to the Tigers on the horizon, manager Steve Bruce is certainly bolstering his attacking options in the transfer window.

Jelavic has admitted he was disappointed things did not work out for his with Everton but the chance to play regular football in a World Cup year with Hull, in a brand new challenge for him, is something the Croatian could not turn down.

He said: “When I went to meet Steve Bruce I realised it was the right move to a club with the potential to become a top Premier League outfit. Steve’s ambition was clear, as was his desire to see me playing and scoring goals.

“While I’m sad to wave farewell to Everton and all my friends; it is time for my next challenge.

“I hope to be celebrating many more goals in future, and I’m excited to get going at my new club.”

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