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LAFC signs Hull City forward Adama Diomande

Hull City forward Adama Diomande has joined Major League Soccer side LAFC, the club announced on Wednesday.

Diomande, who will occupy an international roster spot, was to be out of contract this summer but the club released him early so he could make the move to the United States.

The move to LAFC sees Diomande link up again with coach Bob Bradley after having worked with him at Norwegian club Stabaek.

"We are excited to add Adama to our Club," said LAFC general manager John Thorrington. "Adama is a dangerous striker who will add another element to our attack.

"He has top-level international and club experience, and, with his familiarity with Bob, we expect him to contribute immediately. In Adama, we are signing another very good player in the prime of his career."

The 28-year-old had been in and out of the Hull side this season, making just three starts in the Championship with another 13 appearances off the bench.

"Adama is a quality goalscorer who brings the experience of playing at a high level in Europe," said Bradley. "We believe he will have a strong impact in MLS."

Diomande joined Hull in the summer of 2015 from Stabaek and helped the club win promotion to the Premier League in his first season.

The versatile attacker marked his Premier League debut with a goal in the win against Leicester and he has gone on to score eight goals in 64 appearances for the Tigers.

LAFC, who are in their first season in MLS, have made an impressive start to the campaign and are currently sitting in second spot in the Western Conference after seven games.

ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle contributed to this report.

Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.

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