Graham joins Hull on loan
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 told the club’s official website. "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.