Hull City make triple swoop on deadline day

Last updated 12:00 02/09/2014
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MARQUEE SIGNING: Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez has joined Hull from Serie A side Palermo for a club record fee of £9.5 million ($15.8 million).

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Hull City made a triple swoop on transfer-deadline day by signing Uruguay pair Abel Hernandez and Gaston Ramirez and Senegal captain Mohamed Diame, the English Premier League club said on Monday (today, NZ time).

Diame, 27, played under City manager Steve Bruce at Wigan Athletic before moving to West Ham United.

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 ($15.8 million).

Hernandez scored 14 goals last season as Palermo won promotion. He has also hit 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 £7 million paid to Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Jake Livermore in June.

Hull also recruited Ramirez later in the day on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Southampton.

''Gaston significantly improves our attacking options and I'm delighted to welcome him,'' Bruce told the club website (www.hullcitytigers.com).

''He is yet another quality addition.''

The 23-year-old has 31 international caps.

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